- Posted by National Dental Academy
- On April 29, 2016
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Do you want to work in the medical field but don’t have the time to go through nursing or medical school? Becoming a dental assistant only takes ten weeks of Saturday classes, and after graduation you are accredited to work in one of the best health care support jobs in the country. Here are our top 5 reasons to become a dental assistant.
Do you know what it’s like to work in a boring job, and one that requires you to do the same menial tasks over and over again? Fortunately, dental assistants don’t have this problem. They work with new patients every day, and no two mouths are the same.
If you like helping people, then dental assisting could be right for you. This is a great job for those who are people oriented. You don’t have to be an extrovert to like this job, but if you love meeting new people, helping them achieve better health, and working with them to meet their health care goals, then you’ll love being a dental assistant.
The Pay is Good
The pay scale for dental assistants ranges between 24k and 50k. Most receive paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k), and paid sick leave. Equally important, job satisfaction in this career is ranked very well. According to a survey conducted by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc., dental assistants report feeling both personally and professionally satisfied; they feel a lot of pride for their work and enjoy the continuous learning. Additionally, 98% of those surveyed would recommend their career to others!
Work with People: Goodbye Desk Job!
Dental assistants work on their feet, and they get to wear scrubs. Hello comfortable work clothes! Additionally, they don’t spend the entire day working on a computer. This job requires you to be a little more active, which is also very good for your health.
Job Outlook is Great
When you are considering a career change, one important thing to keep in mind is the expected growth for your industry. Lucky for you, the job outlook for dental assistants is expected to grow by 25%! This means that there should be 58,000 new openings for dental assistants by 2024, which is a much faster average growth rate for most professions. Basically, this means that finding a job shouldn’t be hard!
Good Work Life Balance
Most dentist offices are closed on weekends and keep regular business hours. This means you will have a predictable schedule and won’t have to work late nights.
Being a dental assistant sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? If you’re interested in following this career path, call the National Dental Academy today for more information. Our ten-week program is all you need to start your dream job today!