A Look Inside The Dental Assistant Field

The dental assistant field is growing year by year. We want to be sure to give you some useful information regarding the industry if you are consider making it a career.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014), there are roughly 314,330 individuals employed in the industry. The average hourly wage is $17.43, and salary is $36, 260. We also want to be sure to let you know how these statistics break down when looking at the state of Georgia specifically:

  • 9,700 people are employed in the field
  • The average salary is $36,260

The following employers hire dental assistants in the largest numbers from a percentage perspective:

  • Dentist offices
  • Physician offices
  • Federal Executive Branch
  • Employment services
  • Outpatient care centers

Have you ever been curious about what industries pay dental assistants the most? Here is the list:

  • Specialty
  • Insurance carriers
  • State government
  • Federal Executive Branch
  • General medical and surgical hospitals

If you have anymore questions don’t hesitate to reach out! We would be happy to assist in any way that we can.


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