Discover Your Healthcare Earning Potential
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Dental assistants often complete a two-year degree program, but can further their chances of getting hired and chances of advancement by holding a bachelor’s degree. Master’s or doctoral degree typically lead to a career as a licensed dentist. Thinking about a career as a dentist, but not sure it’s for you? Why not work as a much-needed dental assistant to get acquainted with the work, and to help put yourself through dental school?
Dental assistants are the most in-demand job in the field of dentistry. They perform numerous tasks including sterilizing instruments, educating patients on dental care, and taking x-rays. Dental assistants typically have very flexible schedules, allowing them to work a second job or go to school. As more schools begin to offer dental-assisting programs, the field of dental assistants is expected to grow.
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