The Sunshine State is chock full of opportunities for those wanting to learn how to be a dental assistant! Whether you live in Orlando, Tampa, Miami or even Polk County you’re sure to find a college that’s just right for you. Looking for a way to learn and still be able to hit up Miami Beach? Try out one of the online learning opportunities listed below. There’s plenty of learning opportunities out there, all you’ve got to do is pick one that’s perfect for you!
As a Florida 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 Florida:
- Average annual salary: $33,210
- Currently employed: 14,770
- Employment outlook: 36% growth
- Most popular degrees: Associate’s, Certificate
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.