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Why Should I Attend Dental Assisting School?

Jul 30, 2017 | Harrison College

Why Should I Attend Dental Assisting School?

Are you having a quarter or mid life crisis? Do you find you're unhappy at work every day? You might want to consider a career change. With the internet at our fingertips, it's easier than ever to make big life changes.

If you like people and want to get started quickly, consider dental assisting school. Being a dental assistant is a good job with flexible hours and a reasonable salary. 

In this article, we're exploring four reasons you should go to dental assisting school, which one will convince you? 

You Want to Work With People

As a dental assistant, you are part of a client's dental health team. After the receptionist, yours is the first smiling face they see during their appointment. You'll get to meet people from various backgrounds and learn about their lives. 

You Get a Salary with Benefits

Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck from hourly work? Taking a few courses at a dental assisting school can change that! The average dental assistant salary is $36,000 a year, which comes out to $16+ an hour. 

In some states, that's double minimum wage! Along with your salary, most dental clinics provide benefits to their employees. You'll have access to dental care, health care, and paid sick days. This is based on national averages, so you can expect clinics to differ slightly. 

Easy and Quick Training

If you can't stand the job you're in or you need cash now, dental assisting school only takes one year and is rather flexible so you can continue your current job while investing in your future. 

To start working, you'll need to take a Dental Assisting Program that prepares you for the Certified Dental Assistant examination. The test is approximately 4 hours long and consists of 300 questions. 

The scores are pass/fail and once you pass, you'll be ready to work! 

Positive Outlook

Along with a healthy salary, dental assistants can expect high job security. The field of dental assisting is predicted to grow by 18% by 2024

Interested in becoming a dental assistant? Contact an admissions advisor today to learn more about the program!

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