Why Become a Dental Assistant in Florida?Compumed
Becoming a dental assistant in Florida can help you to begin or advance your career in dentistry, and Compu-Med can help you to reach your career goals.
Dental assistants work in dental offices under supervision of dentists. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental assistant occupations are expected to grow by 11% from 2018 to 2028. Florida has the third highest employment level of dental assistants.
Reasons to Become a Florida-Based Dental Assistant
In addition to the projected demand for dental assistants in the next few years, this career path can lead to advanced opportunities in dental care and dental education.
Florida dental assistants do not need certification to begin their careers. Advancement as a dental assistant, however, does require some additional education and training.
For some, a career as a dental assistant is a rewarding career. Salaries generally fall between $32,259 and $40,186 in Florida, according to Salary.com. Dental assistants may also feel satisfaction from helping people to maintain good dental health.
Caring for teeth is an important part of the healthcare field. According to Mayo Clinic, oral health is an indicator of overall health. Several medical conditions have links to oral health. So, it makes a huge difference in the lives of patients to know how to have good dental hygiene and promote better oral health.
Start Your Career as a Dental Assistant
The dental assistant program at Compu-Med will prepare you for a career as a dental assistant – or any job where these skills could be used. You will take courses in general office skills, basic dentistry knowledge, and advanced dental assisting.
It takes an average of two semesters (45 weeks) to complete the program. The courses in dental radiology and expanded duties prepare you to get certified as a dental assistant with expanded duties in Florida.
While certification is not needed to begin your career, it does increase your earning potential and allowable responsibilities on the job. You can do more as a dental assistant with formal education. You will work alongside a dentist to help patients improve or maintain their dental health.
Contact us today to learn more about how Compu-Med Vocational Careers, Corp. can help you get started as a dental assistant in Florida.