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4 Goals you can achieve as a Dental Assistant

If you’re considering a career in Dental Assisting, you’re not alone. With an expected growth rate of 19% through 2026, it’s a hot career for those looking to make real life changes. But beyond industry demand for the profession, there are plenty of great reasons to consider it.


After completing a training program in Dental Assisting, you’ll know you can take on anything. From helping dentists with important medical procedures to fielding health questions from patients, you’ll have a skill-set that will make you feel self-assured and knowledgeable in your field.

Earning Potential

Did you know that dental assistants in the U.S. make an median wage of $37,640 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? In a little over a year, you could get your certification as a Dental Assistant and go from working in a restaurant to doubling what you would have made.


It can be difficult to get on your feet as a young person today. A growing number of Millennials are choosing to live with their parents longer as it’s become increasingly difficult to afford a home. As a medical professional, you can gain financial independence, and you’ll have the freedom to work almost anywhere in the country!


Professionalism is about being respectful, accountable, and taking tasks head-on. As a Dental Assistant, you’ll find that these traits are just another part of the job for you. You may find that you’ve grown in more ways than you can imagine by the time you’re done with your program.

If you’re interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, don’t wait to get started! IBMC College offers short-term, hands-on training that could have you working in a dental office in a little over a year. View our dental assisting program page to see what you can achieve, or call 1-800-495-2669 now.

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