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Dental Assisting Certificate

Employment Opportunities

Employment of dental assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent nationally from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services. As dental practices grow, more dental assistants will be needed.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Ohio Labor Market Information

2011 Occupational Survey Estimates
- Wages Aged to June 2012 -
For: Dental Assistants

Area Entry Wage Median Wage Median Annual
Statewide $11.76 $15.92 $33,130
Toledo MSA $12.56 $15.85 $32,978

Ohio Employment Projections
For: Dental Assistants

2008 Annual Employment 2018 Projected Employment Change in Employment 2008-2018 Percent Change 2008-2018 Total Annual Openings
9,970 12,480 2,510 25.2% 438



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