The dental industry has sparked a tremendous amount of curiosity from career seekers. This isn’t unexpected due to the stability and compensation that dentistry has to offer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecast a 21% rise in all dental positions between 2010 and 2020. The Michigan area has shared in the rise of this industry leaving many asking the question: How much could I make in dentistry?
This post compiles data from the BLS into the 3 main professions in the industry. These include Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, and Dentists.
This is considered one of the easier ways to into the world of dentistry, but don’t let that discourage you. This can be a rewarding career that provides a good living for most. A recent study showed that over a third of jobs available in the industry were for dental assistants. Here’s a look at the average rate of pay for dental assistants in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio as well as the national averages.
If you are looking to attain (or already received) a degree in dental hygiene you are qualified to apply for a career as a dental hygienist. While there are typically fewer positions available than there are for an assistant it is also a rapidly growing category. Here’s a look at the average rate of pay for dental hygienists in our region as well as the national averages.
Pursuing a career as a licensed dentist has many benefits making it a worthwhile venture to look into. The growing need of good oral care, helping people live healthier, and one of the notable benefits is the high level of compensation. Here’s a look at the average rate of pay for dentists in our region as well as the national averages.
In addition to the great pay and calm work environments that dental practices usually provide; a career in the dental industry offers great job stability with the need for dental care becoming easier to attain for many families.