Bureau of U.S. Labor Statistics Predicts Increased Growth For Dental Assistants

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental assistants can expect a 31 percent growth in demand for professionals in their field until 2020. The growth is much faster than the average for all occupations and ongoing research that links oral health and general health is expected to further push the growth and demand for more preventive dental services.

Today is the best time to go for a career in dental assisting. Here’s the link to the official U.S. Labor Statistics site for more detailed information.

If you are still in the fence whether to take up dental assisting or not, here are some information you may use to decide.

1. Along with the increase in demand for preventive dental services, Dentists will continue to hire more dental assistants to complete routine tasks so dentists can attend to more patients coming in and they can spend their time to more complex procedures.

2. More and more dental services clinics are opening up and as dental practices grow, more dental assistants will be needed.

3. Baby-boomers are aging and they need to maintain more of their original teeth. This need to maintain and treat teeth will also be a catalyst for an increase in demand for dental assistants.

Again, there’s no better time than now to go into this field. The good news is that training to become a dental assistant usually only takes a year. That’s relatively short compared with other allied health care careers. Training courses for medical assistants are usually available and offered on community colleges. Take it now and enjoy a stable career in the future.