There’s never a shortage of movie stars seeking that perfect Hollywood smile out in LA. So what a better place to pursue a career in dental assisting than in California? But you certainly don’t have to be living in Los Angeles to be a dental assistant. Remember, California is a vast state stretching almost the entire coastline of the United States. So you can find a school that suits your needs down in San Diego or up in San Francisco and anywhere in between. When you factor in the potential for flexible online learning schedules you’ll find that there’s no reason not to begin learning the dental assisting trade, so start today!
As a California dental assistant, you will:
- Work closely with, and under the supervision, of a dentist
- Perform a variety of patient care, office and lab duties
- Gather and sterilize instruments
- Work with patients to take dental x-rays and process film
Some career figures for dental assistant professionals in California:
- Average annual salary: $35,290
- Currently employed: 44,410
- Employment outlook: 36% growth
- Most popular degrees: Associate’s, Certificate
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.
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At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.
We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.
Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training, but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.
The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.