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Dental: Career and Education Opportunities in Alabama

Dental: Dentists work to prevent and repair problems related to our teeth and gums. They fix problems when they arise but also strive to help prevent them before they occur.

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Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham. In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Alan's Discount Music, the The Hip Hop Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.


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Dentists diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures. Dentists need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to actively seek out need information and learn from it.