Career Statistics


Dental Assistants are in heavy demand… now and into the future!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental assistant jobs are expected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for other occupations. In fact, dental assisting is expected to be among the fastest growing jobs markets over the 2012–2022 projection period.

What is driving this growth?

  • Population growth, greater retention of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people, and an increased focus on preventative dental care for younger generations fuels demand for dental services.
  • As dentists’ workloads increase, they are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks, so that they may devote their own time to more complex procedures.
  • Today’s increasingly complex dentistry requires more Assistants