Catalog 2021-2022

Dental Assisting

Employment

The multi-service profession provides diversified employment opportunities for dental assistants, including general dentistry; group practice; specific dental specialties such as oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthetics, periodontics, and pedodontics; dental school clinics; and federal, state, and community clinics. Dental assistants held about 303,200 jobs nationally in 2012. Employment is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2012 through 2022.

 

Source:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Dental Assistants.