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Dental Assistants

Job description

Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

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Entry level hourly / annual

$12.79

$26,602

Typical hourly / annual

$16.97

$35,303

Experienced hourly / annual

$22.44

$46,679

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Statewide Openings
Idaho graphic Annual Openings 545
Total Employed 2,210
Projected Growth 2.4%
* Projected through 2030

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Certificates & degrees in Idaho for Dental Assistants 2019-2020

The data shown below displays information about how many individuals earned different degrees from each of Idaho’s eight public institutions.

Table Key

Certificate 1 = Cert1

Certificate 2 = Cert2

Associate = Assc

Bachelor's = Bach

Master's = Master

Doctorate or professional = PhD

Title Cert1 Cert2 Assc Bach Master PhD
Dental Assisting/Assistant   - 33 9 - - -
Total (42) - 33 9 - - -
Associate degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master's degree

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Page sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Idaho Department of Labor; O*Net; Career Information System; America's Job Link Alliance; and Educational Analytics System of Idaho the State Longitudinal Data System

Eligible Training Provider data for Dental Assistants

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Title Average Completion Rate Average Employment Rate
0.0% 0.0%
Completion Rate
Employment Rate

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