What Dental Assistants Do
perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x-rays to
recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by
the dentists’ offices where they work.
How to Become a Dental Assistant
There are several
possible paths to becoming a dental assistant. Some states require assistants
to graduate from an accredited program and pass an exam.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for dental assistants was $35,980 in May 2015.
Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 18 percent by 2024,
much faster than the average for all occupations.