“Dum Spiro Spero” meaning “While I breathe, I hope.” That’s the official motto of The Palmetto State. In these troubling times it’s hard not to lose faith. But enrolling in school is a great way to get your life back on track! Learn the dental assisting trade at any number of excellent colleges near Charleston or Columbia or any other major metropolitan area. Want to learn online? There are plenty of opportunities awaiting you there as well! Don’t lose hope; your future could be only one click away!
As a South Carolina 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 South Carolina:
- Average annual salary: $31,970
- Currently employed: 3,500
- Employment outlook: 36% growth
- Most popular degrees: Associate’s, Certificate
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.