Dental Assistant Career Outlook

Percent Employed




WITC Dental Assistant Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Dental Assistant Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$25,478 - $30,158

Range of Yearly Salary





Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Dental Assistant

Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x-rays to record-keeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.

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Dental Office Manager

Dental Office Managers plan, direct and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary, but administrative service managers typically maintain facilities and supervise activities that include record-keeping, mail distribution and office upkeep.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Dental Receptionist

  • Dental Practice Manager

  • Dental Lab Technician

  • Dental Laboratory Assistant

  • Dental Insurance Claims Processor

  • Dental Sales Representative

  • Dental Treatment Coordinator

  • Dental Specialty Assistant

  • Maxillofacial Dental Assistant

  • Endodontic Dental Assistant

  • Prosthodontic Dental Assistant

  • Orthodontic Dental Assistant

  • Pediatric Dental Assistant

  • Periodontic Dental Assistant

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"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

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The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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