A Worthwhile Career as a Dental Assistant
Starting a career as a Dental Assistant can lead to huge earnings plus great benefits. This profession lets you work wherever in the United States. The demand for these professionals is growing by the minute in the country alone. There are a lot of other reasons to get into the Dental Assistant field – read on to find out more.
In as little as 13 weeks, you can be fully trained and equipped for employment!
Is a New Career as a Dental Assistant Good for You?
I’m Dr. DeJesus, and if there’s one thing I love, it’s dentistry. It gives me satisfaction and pride to teach and help others. Through the years, I’ve met lots of people who are interested in joining the dental profession. “Dentistry is a grand career, and I am very happy to impart knowledge as well as the passion to help other people.”
There have been times wherein a shortage of qualified dental assistants has been experienced in the US. Because of this, I founded the Sunny Willow School of Dental Assisting in the state of Connecticut, where students go through 13 weeks of dental assisting education. In this school, I put in my years of knowledge, experience and passion. Today, I run the school during the evenings with subjects two days every week in addition to my private practice. The whole program is completed in the course of just 13 weeks. Compared to other schools, students at Sunny Willow School of Dental Assisting finish in more than half of the time, plus they spend a small fraction of the tuition fees.
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics shows that there is in fact a current shortage of professional dental assistants. Anyone, including you, can help impact a difference in others’ lives and health. Many aren’t familiar that this career exists; however, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that dental assisting ranks third in the fastest growing careers that do not require a college degree. The employment prospect for the field is projected to grow even faster than average throughout the year 2016.
This is a Marvelous Career Opportunity for You!
Let’s take a step back – what is a Dental Assistant? This is a professional who works in the dental office setting, handling multiple office tasks, laboratory duties, and providing patient care.
A dental assistant can earn anywhere between $12 and $20 hourly. The Dental Assisting National Board conducted a survey which revealed that the median salary for a regular dental assistant in the U.S. is $31,739.
You are eligible for a great benefits package, depending on where you work. This package may include sick leave, paid vacation, continuing education course fee reimbursement, hospitalization and medical coverage, pension plans (401k), as well as bonus plans, dental coverage or even profit sharing.
With this career, you have job security, mainly because of the great demand for dental assistants which significantly outnumbers the supply.
Finally, you can look for a job wherever in the country – so you aren’t limited to a single geographical location!
Good luck with your new career!
Are you looking for an exciting new career, one that you can finally be proud of? If you said “YES” then a career, as a Dental Assistant, might be right for you. Don’t wait… Email or call (203) 372-0580 today to reserve a spot in our next Dental Assisting class. Look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dr. Phillip DeJesus