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or $77.09 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Assisting and Caring for Others (91)
Social Perceptiveness (72)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (59)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Dentists, General' job openings is expected to rise 6.1% by 2031
'Dentists, General' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Dentists, General' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Dentists, General' was $160,370, or $77.09 hourly
'Dentists, General' are paid 250.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as dentists, general?
As of 2021 there were 108,680 people employed as Dentists, General within the United States.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Dentists, General.
Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.
SOC Code: 29-1021.00
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