Did you know that Jackson, MS has the fifth lowest rate of permanent teeth extractions in the United States? Goes to show you that Mississippians really do have a lot to smile about! So what a better place to start on your path to becoming a dental assistant? You don’t have to be in Jackson or even Biloxi to learn the trade either! There are several excellent accredited online schools listed below as well. So don’t hesitate start today!
As a Mississippi 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 Mississippi:
- Average annual salary: $27,380
- Currently employed: 2,220
- 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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