Are you considering going back to school but you aren’t sure what to set your sights on? Why not become a dental assistant? Learn online or in person at any number of great schools across Oregon from Salem to Klamath Falls. Live and work in the artist friendly communities of Portland or Bend and help your fellow Oregonians achieve that winning smile!
As an Oregon 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 Oregon:
- Average annual salary: $37,750
- Currently employed: 4,750
- Employment outlook: 36% growth
- Most popular degrees: Associate’s, Certificate
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.