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Dental Assistants

Average Salary - $42K | Education - Post Secondary Certificate | 4-Years

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About Dental Assistants

Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

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SALARIES

 

SALARIES

$30,100

AVERAGE ENTRY

$39,480

AVERAGE MID

$48,190

AVERAGE ADVANCED

DENTAL ASSISTANTS

DEGREES, CERTIFICATIONS, COURSES

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Arizona Western College
 Yuma, AZ 85365  

Phoenix College (MCCCD)
 Phoenix, AZ 85013-4234  
Pima Community College
 Tucson, AZ 85709-1010  

Phoenix College (MCCCD)
 Phoenix, AZ 85013-4234  

Pima Medical Institute (Mesa)
 AZ  

Pima Medical Institute (Phoenix)
 AZ  

Pima Medical Institute (Tucson)
 AZ  

Maricopa Community Colleges
 AZ  

Pima Community College
 Tucson, AZ 85709-1010  

Phoenix College (MCCCD)
 Phoenix, AZ 85013-4234  

Pima Medical Institute (Mesa)
 AZ  

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DENTAL ASSISTANTS

BY THE NUMBERS

 

NUMBERS

31.5

Percent

Increase in employment for healthcare and social assistance from 2021 - 2031 (Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity).

11

Thousand

Projected openings through 2030.

22

Jobs

Available as of today.

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