Dental Assistant: Do You Have the Teeth For It?

10.30.2019 02:28 PM By Lyndsey Browne

Have you ever dreamed of a career in the healthcare industry? Don't want to spend years in training? Dental Assistant might be the perfect career path for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistant is one of the fastest growing healthcare professionals with a projected growth of 11% from 2018-2028. This entry-level position can also be a great stepping stone to a more advanced career such as a dental hygienist, dental laboratory technologist, or dentist. 


Though specific duties may vary by employer or state, the general responsibilities of Dental Assistants can range from patient care to office and laboratory duties. Dental Assistants are most commonly found in private dental offices, such as general dentistry offices or orthodontist offices, but may also be found working in hospitals, insurance companies, and dental suppliers or manufacturers. Working as a Dental Assistant, you can expect to perform duties such as caring for patients, performing x-rays, assisting during dental procedures, and scheduling patient appointments. 


One of the best things about this career path is its short training time. With our Certified Dental Assistant program, available through our network of accredited university and college partners, you can be working in a dental assistant job in less than a year! Throughout the online training, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the field and upon completion you will be given the opportunity to obtain industry recognized credentials and participate in a local hands-on opportunity where you will not only get real world experience but will forge relationships with professionals in the industry. 


Enroll today to start the journey to a new, rewarding career as a Dental Assistant!

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