Education Connection Helps Match You to the Right Dental Degree Programs
Dental degree programs could lead to a variety of occupations including dental hygienist, dental assistant and dental chair-side assistant.
Here are some facts about dental health careers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*
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- Dental hygiene professions are expected to grow by 38 percent through 2020*
- Hygienists and dental assistants often work chair-side with the dentist or under their supervision
- In 2011 the median annual wages of dental assistants were $34,740**
*www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm **www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319091.htm Salary figures and employment rates are based on a national average and may vary depending on location.