Dental Hygienist & Dental Assistant 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
• 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?
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.
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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 . . .
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