How many days a week do you look forward to going to work? Okay, Mondays are tough for everyone, but if you don’t wake up most mornings feeling happy about the workday ahead, then maybe it’s time to make a switch. Dental assisting is a career that offers fulfillment, great benefits, a decent salary and the opportunity for advancement. Think it will take too long to make the switch to a career as a dental assistant? Think again. Dental assistant training in Lebanon/Westerville can be completed in just 10 Saturdays. So you can keep your current job while you complete the course that will set you on your way to a new career!
Change Your Patients’ Lives
Do you want to work in a field that has the potential to change a person’s life? When you work in dentistry, you will not only be affecting your patients’ oral health, but also their general and mental health.
First of all, the mouth is linked to the rest of the body. And this is not only because of the food we eat. The condition of a person’s mouth can influence their overall health. Dentists, doctors and researchers now recognize the oral-systemic connection, which links oral health to heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Furthermore, the appearance of a person’s smile can make or break self-confidence. You won’t be the first dental assistant whose eyes well up with tears when patients see their newly restored smiles for the first time.
What’s the Job Market for Dental Assistants?
Dental assistants are in demand across the country. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, more than the average for other occupations. The Bureau also reports that dental assisting is the third fastest growing occupation that does not require a college degree.
What Does a Dental Assistant Earn?
Dental assistants earn between $12 and $20 per hour. The Dental Assisting National Board conducted a survey and found that the median salary for a dental assistant in the U.S. was $31,739.
Want to increase your salary? Start by earning DANB certification, which is the first step toward meeting the requirements you need to perform expanded functions. Having this certification may increase your salary.
DANB’s own salary survey shows that dental assistants with Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification earn more than those that aren’t certified. A dental assistant with this certificate can earn more than $2 more per hour, or an additional $3,500 annually.
A welcome career can be yours when you enroll in the dental assisting course in Lebanon/Westerville!
About Dental Assistant Pro
Would you like to enter the rewarding field of dental assisting? Dental Assistant Pro offers a program of 10 Saturday classes that includes lectures and hands-on training. We operate in a state-of-the-art training facility. Contact us in Lebanon or Westerville for more information.