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Dental Assistant

What does a dental assistant do?

Dental assistants help with health care tasks such as taking dental x-rays, working one-on-one with and caring for patients, filing records, setting up exam rooms, sterilizing and disinfecting equipment, setting up instrument trays, informing patients about dental hygiene routines, and appointment scheduling.

What do I need to get a dental assistant job?

This program provides the knowledge and skill needed to work in a dental office as an entry-level dental assistant, receptionist, front office assistant or back office assistant. 

What is the median salary of a dental assistant?

  • $40,430 per year

Where can I go from here?

Healthcare Careers
1. Pharmacy Technician
2. Certified Nursing Assistant
3. Emergency Medical Technician
4. Certified Medical Assistant
5. Dental Assistant
6. Medical Administrative Assistant
7. Personal Trainer
8. Physician Professional Coder
9. Physical Therapy Technician
10. Certified Medicine Aide
11. Licensed Practical Nurse
12. Paramedic
13. Medical Insurance Biller
14. Phlebotomist
15. Registered Nurse
16. Physical Therapy Assistant
17. Health Information Technologist
18. Medical Assisting
19. Dental Hygienist
20. Nurse Practitioner
21. Registered Nurse (RN to BSN)
22. Medical/Health Service Manager
23. Physical Therapist
24. Occupational Therapist
25. Dental Hygienist
26. Specialty Pharmacy Technician
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