Dental Assistant

Code: 31-9091.00

Also known as: Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Dental Assistant (DA), Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA), Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant (Ortho Assistant), Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Surgical Dental Assistant

Description: Dental Assistants help Dentists with patient care by perform administrative duties, such as appointment scheduling and record keeping, as well as taking x-rays. These dental professionals learn basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology before taking advanced courses in dental office administration, dental pathology, clinical dental procedures, dental materials, and other topics related to dentistry.

Dental Assistant

Typical wages

10% $28,940
25% $34,470
Median $41,180
75% $49,810
90% $58,390
10% $13.91
25% $16.57
Median $19.8
75% $23.95
90% $28.07

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 39,000