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Total Workforce
133,941
Average Age
47.3
Estimated Job Growth
17.6%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$165,731
Average Male Salary
$184,031
Average Female Salary
$128,726

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dentists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of dentists is the industry that employs the most Dentists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dentists, by average wage, is Other health care services. Dentists are paid most in Fairfield, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston & Easton Towns PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY.

Wages

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Wage Distribution

Wage by Location

Spatial Concentration

Industries

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Highest Paying

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Industries by Share

Diversity

Demographic information on Dentists in the US. The average age of male Dentists in the workforce is 50 and of female Dentists is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dentists is White.

Gender Composition

Race & Ethnicity

Age by Gender

Education

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.

Majors

Skills

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.

Radar Distribution

The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Dentists is from the Minor Occupation Group Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners.
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Growth Projections

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.

Job Growth

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