How to Become a Dental Assistant in 15 Months or Less
A good career as a Dental Assistant that pays a median of $34,500 and can be learned in 15 months or less isn’t too good to be true according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Those in the field of a Dental Assistant can expect a projected growth of 25 percent over the next eight years. That means 74,000 new openings for dental assistants up to the year 2022. Careers in the health care industry carry an unemployment rate of 1.2 percent to 5.3 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics making this industry one of the most recession proof.
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How Much Does a Dental Assistant Make?
You may have grown tired of your hourly retail job. You may have thought that flipping burgers at the amusement park was something that could have lasted forever. However the time comes when you have to look at your career choices and see what is and what is not working. One of the careers many people are misinformed about is a dental assistant. Dental assistants are always going to be in demand and the starting wages for a dental assistant can be pretty tempting. Let’s look at the question and see just how much a dental assistant makes.
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Centura College – Norfolk Dental Assisting Student Recognized with Achievement Award
Urara Pierrelouis – ECC Student of the Year
It takes dedication and a strong passion for dentistry, to overcome the obstacles that one Norfolk Dental Assisting student has. A native of Japan, Urara Pierrelouis came to the United States six months before she enrolled into the Dental Assistant Program at Centura College in Norfolk, VA. Her goal was simple, to be able to provide for her three children.
Urara attended every class and always stayed behind to practice skills labs. Undoubtedly attentive, she took lots of notes. This Norfolk dental assisting student not only studied her assignments, but actually translated all of the information from English to Japanese. Her textbook was littered with ‘Post-it-Notes’ that had all the translations. She excelled at her externship site and went on to graduate maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. …Read More Here
Centura College Dental Assistant Students Recognized at the North Chesterfield (Richmond) Campus
Dental Assisting Recognition Week was observed nationwide during the week of Sunday, March 3rd through Saturday, March 9th, but for students and instructors in the dental assisting program at the Centura College Midlothian campus, the celebration got underway early. On Friday, February 28th, they traveled to the Chimborazo Medical Museum, a historical landmark located in Richmond, Virginia’s Church Hill district. The museum exists on the former site of Chimborazo Hospital, which was one of the nation’s largest military hospitals during the Civil War. …Read More Here