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or $19.80 hourly
as of 2020
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
45% (Start worrying)
This score is based on the abilities, knowledge, skills and activites required in order to do the job.
We look at 9 key attributes of an occupation which can't easily be automated. The more an occupation requires these, the less chance there is of it being replaced.
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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (87)
Social Perceptiveness (53)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (40)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Dental Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 11.2% by 2030
'Dental Assistants' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.
What are the median wages for 'Dental Assistants' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Dental Assistants' was $41,180, or $19.80 hourly
'Dental Assistants' are paid 1.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed in this occupation?
As of 2020 there were 312,140 people employed as Dental Assistants.
This represents around 0.22% of the employed workforce across the United States.
Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.
SOC Code: 31-9091.00
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