Demographic information on Dental assistants in the US. The average age of male Dental assistants in the workforce is 33.8 and of female Dental assistants is 37.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dental assistants is White.
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 Cultural & Gender Studies.
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.
Projections on wages and job growth for Dental assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Dental assistants are expected to see a growth of 18.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.