Dental Assistant Salaries and Career Outlook
The starting dental assistant salary in Colorado is one of the most attractive opportunities found for entry level positions in any non-degreed healthcare profession.
Even those new to the field are often paid at an equivalent level that would take years to reach in their previous jobs. Recent graduates of our program can expect to make somewhere around $12 per hour with the potential to make upwards of $26 per hour with time. In 2012, the median annual salary for dental assistants was over $34,000. Benefits such as health insurance, 401K retirement plans, and paid time off are often available. Dental assistants in Colorado are often paid enough for a fairly comfortable living style and enjoy the benefits of comfortable day-time working schedules that dentists usually employ.
Dental assisting is one of the fastest growing jobs in the Country according to the Federal Bureau for Labor Statistics. This means that over the next few years the dental assistant salary in Colorado is expected to continue to rise. According to the Bureau of Labor in Statistics, over the next ten years the need for dental assistants is predicted to increase by 31%, this translates into 91,600 new job openings every year. Unlike jobs that can be dramatically affected by the huge swings in the economy, dental assisting is seen as a field that will stay solid. No matter what happens with the economy or the stock market, Americans will still continue to need dental care when they experience a toothache.
Colorado Dental Assisting School offers our students job referrals and placement assistance. Also, we have hired several students to join our team of nearly 100 specialists, general dentists, orthodontists and dental professionals within our Peak Dental Services Network upon graduation. We want you to be rewarded for all your hard work with the perfect job and we do our best to help you find it.