Dental assistants are most often employed by the Offices of dentists industry. The average yearly wage for Dental assistants was $32,253 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dental assistants by wage are Telephone operators, Upholsterers, and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers.
Dental assistants are part of the Healthcare Support Occupations, along with Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, Occupational therapy assistants & aides, Physical therapist assistants & aides, Massage therapists, Dental assistants, Medical assistants, Medical transcriptionists, Pharmacy aides, Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, Phlebotomists, and Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers
The top 3 locations that employ the most Dental assistants are North Richland Hills (North) & Keller Cities PUMA, TX, Thornton & Federal Heights Cities PUMA, CO, and LA City (South/San Pedro) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dental assistants are Huntington Town (South) PUMA, NY, North Richland Hills (North) & Keller Cities PUMA, TX, and Buckhall & Sudley PUMA, VA.