As the birthplace of President Barack Obama, its well accepted that despite it’s relative small size, big things can come from the 43rd largest state. So if you are in Hawaii and are thinking about pursuing a career in dental assisting, it’s time to say “Yes I can” and check out one of the fantastic schools listed below. With learning opportunities from Oahu to Honolulu as well as several online options you’re sure to find the learning plan that best suits your needs.
As a Hawaii 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 Hawaii:
- Average annual salary: $30,540
- Currently employed: 1,630
- Employment outlook: 36% growth
- Most popular degrees: Associate’s, Certificate
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.