Find yourself a new dental assisting career in the Big Easy! Once everyone has gone home from the Mardi Gras celebrations there’s still plenty of work to be done and dental assistants are in high demand from New Orleans to Shreveport. Now is a very exciting time to become a dental assistant in Louisiana so don’t miss out! Learn in a traditional classroom setting or find an online school that fits your needs!
As a Louisiana 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 Louisiana:
- Average annual salary: $28,850
- Currently employed: 3,600
- Employment outlook: 36% growth
- Most popular degrees: Associate’s, Certificate
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.