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Assistant, Dental
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesPerform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. They assist dentists, set up patient and equipment, and keep records.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$33,470 per year in May 2010

Work Context & ConditionsDental assistants work in a well-lighted, clean environment. Their work area is usually near the dental chair so that they can arrange instruments, materials, and medication and hand them to the dentist when needed.

Minimum Education RequirementsAcademic High School Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Active Listening, Time Management, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Near Vision, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsChristopher Beadle