Dental Hygienist & Dental Assistant Careers

Dental Hygienist Careers

So you think you want a career as a Dental Hygienist? Ask yourself the following questions . . .

• Do you enjoy dealing with people?

• Are you comfortable explaining to people how to practice good hygiene?

• Are you willing to look at and touch people’s teeth and gums?

• Would you be comfortable administering anesthetics?

• Are you well-coordinated?

• Are you willing to work flexible hours?

The Facts About A Dental Assistant Career

The Facts About A Dental Hygienist • Dental Hygiene is a fast growing occupation.

• Many dental assistant jobs are part-time and have flexible schedules.

• Dental Hygienist training is important. An associate’s degree is typically required to work in a dental office. A bachelor’s degree is typically required to work as a teacher or researcher in the dental field.

• Dental Assistants and Hygienists must be licensed by the state in which they practice.

How Much Money Can I Make As A Dental Assistant or Hygienist?

Career Salaries

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007 the average earnings for a Dental Assistant were $24.63-$35.67 per hour. The hourly range for these positions was between $19.45-$41.60. Your wages will vary greatly depending on your location, your employment setting and your years of experience. Click here to compare the salary of a Dental Assistant to other career salaries.

Ready To Start Your Dental Assistant Career?

Click here to learn about the steps to get started in a Dental Assistant Career.

If a Career as a Dental Assistant isn’t what you are looking for, you may want to consider one of these other Healthcare Careers . . .

Other Healthcare Careers

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