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Outstanding Income Potential

  • Dental assistants can earn a good income. In Harlingen, the average yearly salary for Registered Dental Assistant is $20,816. If you are just beginning, the starting pay rate averages $17,142 annually.
  • Benefits (these can vary from one practice to another)

Outstanding Dynamic Profession

  • Work in a highly professional environment
  • Be a healthcare professional
  • Interact with people all day, every day (it's anything but a desk job!)

Outstanding Job Opportunities

  • Dental assistants are in great demand—employment is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations
  • Full time and part time positions always available
  • Transportable profession—anywhere in the United States

Outstanding Growth Opportunities

  • Office manager (most office managers were dental assistants)
  • Expanded functions assistant
  • Treatment coordinator
  • Anesthesia tech
  • Specialty assistants (orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics)

Dental Assistant Income Figures Released

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Pathways to Becoming a Dental Assistant

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5 Reason Why You Should Consider a Career in Dental Assisting

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Harlingen Family Dentistry instructors Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, DDS and Dr. Vivian Teegardin, DDS, and coordinator Jazmin Muniz welcomed the graduating students and their friends and … Continue reading...

DATS Rio Grande Valley Dental Assistant Training School Holds Spring Graduating Class 2016

Harlingen Family Dentistry instructor Dr. Glenn Thomason, coordinator Jazmin Muniz, welcomed the graduating students and their friends and family, April 21, 2016, at Harlingen Family … Continue reading...

3 Other Professional Options for Dental Assistants

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After you become a dental assistant, you may decide  after a while that your professional goals will entail you moving away from the practice of dental assisting and/or chairside … Continue reading...

Professional Options for Dental Assistants in the Dental Field

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Once you become a dental assistant, you'll have many options for professional growth and career expansion. If you face any challenges at all, it will be figuring out how you want to … Continue reading...