Dental assisting is a growing field. And, expected to be one of the fastest growing professional field for the next ten years! There are many opportunities for new talent entering into the field of dental assisting. Here is some brief information on the growth of the dental assistants nationally, recent dental assistant salary for Boston, and an update on recent regualation update from the state of Massachusetts. Many statistics show that in Massachusetts Dental Assistants earn an average salary of $42,070 per year. Salaries typically start from $30,900 for entry level positions and go up to $56,560 and more. Your level of experience and your skills will allow you to make more money. At our program we are dedicated to teach you the skills you need to earn the most you can from day one. We are also here to offer further training to add to your skills later so that you can earn more later. Our Fast-Track 10 week program will get you started on this career.
Outlook on Dental Assistants
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 18 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Recent Dental Assistant Salary
In late 2017, an easy search on Salary.com will show the average salary is approximately $40,000.
Massachusetts State Licensure
As of January 1, 2015, the state of Massachusetts requires all dental assistants to be licensed. Upon successful completion of our program, those wishing to go forward with a career as a clinical dental assistant must register with the state through the Mass. Public Health website. If you have been working in a dental office, you can apply as an intern, with your doctor's authorization. After 6 months of employment, you are required to send documentation of CPR training, Infection Control CEU (3-4hours) and documentation of clinical hours to receive a full dental assisting license. For more information, here's a link to the state of Massachusetts'website.