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Dental Assisting

Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping, in a dental office. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.

Quick Facts 

State Statistics

​Entry-Level ​Average ​Experienced
​2012 Annual Pay: ​$25,070 ​$33,686 ​$37,994
​2012 Hourly Pay: ​$12.06 ​$16.19 ​$18.26
​2011 Estimated Employment: ​15,250 jobs
​2019 Projected Employment: 19,792 jobs
​Annual Average Percent Change: ​3.4% per year
​2012 Estimated Mean Annual Salary for Leon County: ​​$30,119
​ ​ ​ **State Quick Facts are from O*Net, Career One Stop and Employ Florida, please check the sites for the most up to date information.**​ ​

 

 National Statistics

​2010 Median Annual Pay: ​$33,470 per year
​2010 Median Hourly Pay: ​$16.09 per hour
​Number of Jobs (2010): ​297,200
​Job Outlook (2010 - 2020): ​31% (much faster than average)
​**National Quick Facts are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational ​Outlook Handbook, please check the site for the most up to date information**

 

Ready to start your career?

TCC Programs that are right for you:
Dental Assisting PSAV Certificate (5001)

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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