Dentist and assistant or dental hygienist

Dental Assistants assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Sample of reported job titles: Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Dental Assistant (DA), Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA), Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant (Ortho Assistant), Orthodontic Technician, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Surgical Dental Assistant

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $17.64/hr (+15% from 2015)
  • 157 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 6%
  • Retirement Risk: 9% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 4% of Local Employees are Male

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
3 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.