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Career and Education Opportunities for Dental Assistants in Nevada

Nevada has a population of 2,643,085, which has grown by 32.27% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Silver State," its capital is Carson City, though its biggest city is Las Vegas.

About 2,420 people are currently employed as dental assistants in Nevada. By 2016, this is expected to grow by 49% to 3,600 people employed. This is better than the national trend for dental assistants, which sees this job pool growing by about 35.8% over the next eight years. In general, dental assistants assist dentist, set up patient and equipment, and keep records.

Income for dental assistants is about $16 hourly or $35,150 per year on average in Nevada. Nationally, their income is about $15 hourly or $32,380 annually. Incomes for dental assistants are better than in the overall category of Medical and Dental Assistance in Nevada, and better than the overall Medical and Dental Assistance category nationally. People working as dental assistants can fill a number of jobs, such as: dental office manager, orthodontist assistant, and oral and maxiofacial surgical assistant.

In 2008, there were a total of 1,638,004 jobs in Nevada. The average annual income was $40,936 in 2008, up from $40,930 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Nevada was 11.8% in 2009, which has grown by 5.1% since the previous year. Roughly 18.2% of Nevada residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Nevada include accommodation services, accommodation, and traveler accommodation. Notable tourist attractions include the Neon Museum, the Nevada State Museum & Historical Society, and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum.

CITIES WITH Dental Assistant OPPORTUNITIES IN Nevada


JOB DESCRIPTION: Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, dental assistants assist dentist, set up patient and equipment, and keep records.

Every day, dental assistants are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Nevada include:

  • Medical Assistant. Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
  • Medical Equipment Technician. Prepare, sterilize, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.
  • Psychiatric Aide. Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Nevada

Nevada
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Nevada has a population of 2,643,085, which has grown by 32.27% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Silver State," its capital is Carson City, though its largest city is Las Vegas. In 2008, there were a total of 1,638,004 jobs in Nevada. The average annual income was $40,936 in 2008, up from $40,930 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Nevada was 11.8% in 2009, which has grown by 5.1% since the previous year. About 18.2% of Nevada residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Nevada include accommodation services, accommodation, and traveler accommodation. Notable tourist attractions include the Sin Gentlemen's Club, the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and the Lied Discovery Children's Museum.