Being a Dental Assistant is a great career, with good compensation and job satisfaction. Another great thing about being a Dental Assistant is the opportunity for growth.
With experience and extra education, Dental Assistants could progressively grow and advance into any one of these careers;
- Certified Dental Assistant
- Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)
- Dental Assistant Instructor
- Dental Office Business Team Administrator
- Dental Sales Representative
- Dental Hygienist
- Dental Consultant
As Dental Assistants transition into upper-level roles such as Registered Dental Hygienist, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Dental Hygienists earn $67K on average per year. Becoming a Registered Dental Assistant or a Certified Dental Assistant is often the next step for a Dental Assistant.