Reach your top potential in the Mountain State! Dental assisting is a rewarding career for anyone with a passion for bringing smiles to faces. The industry is changing and more and more often employers are recruiting people who learned the trade in a college setting like any of the schools listed below. It doesn’t matter if you live in Charleston, Morgantown or Parkersburg – you can find a college near you or learn online at home!
As a West Virginia 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 West Virginia:
- Average annual salary: $25,500
- Currently employed: 1,390
- 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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The Ross Education Experience: Quality Allied Health Education
At Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College, our goal is simple: to provide the highest quality education possible to motivated individuals seeking an exciting, fulfilling career in the healthcare industry. One of the things that truly sets us apart is the way we go about achieving that mission each and every day. We are fast-empowering our students to graduate and get out in the field quickly. We are focused-delivering only the most relevant courses and skills to our students. We are friendly-welcoming students into a caring, supportive learning community.
Our Allied Healthcare Programs
At Ross, we offer programs in some of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry, including Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Veterinary Technology, and Business Management. Each of these respected programs delivers well-rounded courses, personalized and supportive instruction, and an abundance of hands-on learning opportunities through our externship and clinical experiences.
With 40 campus locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Iowa, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, the exceptional learning experience Ross has offered for more than 50 years is now accessible and convenient. Additionally, you’ll enjoy flexible courses and scheduling options that will allow you to earn your certificate or diploma without sacrificing your personal or professional responsibilities.
The caring, supportive nature of our educational community has set us apart throughout our history at Ross. Whether it’s faculty, staff, or your fellow students, when you join us at Ross, you’ll become a valued member of a tight-knit community of teachers and students.