News-Antique.com - May 01,2010 - According to the dental assistant salary data as released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics or bls.gov, the average salary of a dental assistant in the country is between $28,000 up to $35,000 annually. And as per the salary information, the average salary of Americans is about $30,000. What’s more, according to estimates, the projected openings in this field between 2008 and 2018 stand at more than a staggering 160 thousand.
This makes it a career with tremendous opportunities. In fact, the projected growth is more than 20% every year, which is more than the average in most other industries. According to the salary data, the hourly money that can be earned in this profession is $15.57.
The website dentalassistantsalarydata.com displays a salary chart, which points out that though the starting salaries might be lower than your expectations, but with a little bit of training and experience, the earnings may go up substantially in no time. There are several dental assistant programs and certificates that can not only help the applicants get the job they want, but also ensure quick progress and, in return more money.
As of 2008, there are 295,000 employees in this profession. According to the dental assistant salary data, as many as 96% of the total people employed in this profession are working for social assistance and health care providers. The wages they earn depend on their qualification, experience, the office position and the nature of job done. There are actually many kinds of jobs they have to do and this includes helping the dentist perform his/her task, handle delicate equipments under the dentist’s supervision, laboratory tasks, office management including scheduling appointments and even patient care.