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Total Workforce
290,425
Average Age
36.7
Estimated Job Growth
19.5%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$29,383
Average Male Salary
$44,210
Average Female Salary
$28,439

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dental assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of dentists is the industry that employs the most Dental assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dental assistants, by average wage, is Justice, public order, & safety activities . Dental assistants are paid most in Goodyear, Glendale (West) & Litchfield Park (Northwest) Cities PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in Bremen & Orland (East) Townships PUMA, IL.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dental assistants in the US. The average age of male Dental assistants in the workforce is 31.8 and of female Dental assistants is 37, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dental assistants is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dental assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dental assistants is Health but a relatively high number of Dental assistants hold a major in Agriculture.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dental assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental assistants need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dental assistants need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Selection, and Management of Material Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Dental assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Dental assistants are expected to see a growth of 19.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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