Data on higher education choices for Dentists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dentists is Biology but a relatively high number of Dentists hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dentists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dentists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dentists need more than the average amount of Science, Reading Comprehension, and Instructing.
Projections on wages and job growth for Dentists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Dentists are expected to see a growth of 17.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.