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Dental Assistant Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 318,800 Dental Assistants in the United States. The Dental Assistant job market is expected to grow by 18.4% between 2014 and 2024.

Dental Assistant Employability Rating

A- Sokanu rates Dental Assistants with an A- employability rating, meaning this career should provide great employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 137,500 Dental Assistants. That number is based on 58,600 additional Dental Assistants, and the retirement of 78,800 existing Dental Assistants.

Supply of Dental Assistants

The Dental Assistant industry is not particularly concentrated in any state.

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