What They Do:
Dental Assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.
Where They Work:
Almost all work in dentists’ offices.
What They Make:
The 2019 median pay was $40,080 per year.
Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Updated February 2021