It’s tough to be a dental assistant nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.
While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a dental assistant isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become dental assistants in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many dental assistants no longer sticking around, this begs the question:
What are they all doing now?
We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former dental assistants to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.
The full list of those jobs can be found below.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former dental assistants:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a dental assistant would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.
Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former dental assistants to do.
But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.
Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former dental assistants:
Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.
Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed dental assistant under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a dental assistant, sorting them by their most frequent.
That’s how we made the initial ranked list.
To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:
That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former dental assistants.
|Customer Service Representative||3||2.43%|
|Oral Surgery Assistant||8||1.16%|
|Registered Dental Assistant||12||0.97%|
|Lead Dental Assistant||18||0.82%|
|Certified Nursing Assistant||20||0.67%|
|Dental Assisting Instructor||26||0.55%|
|Home Health Aid||30||0.47%|
|Front Desk Receptionist||31||0.46%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||33||0.44%|
|Certified Dental Assistant||36||0.38%|
|Customer Service Trainer||38||0.34%|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||39||0.34%|
|Assistant Office Manager||45||0.29%|
|Expanded Function Dental Assistant||52||0.26%|
|Surgical Dental Assistant||55||0.26%|
|Customer Service Associate||59||0.25%|
|Patient Care Coordinator||65||0.22%|
|Front Office Assistant||68||0.21%|
|Front Office Manager||73||0.2%|
|Patient Service Representative||78||0.18%|
|Medical Records Clerk||83||0.16%|
|Data Entry Clerk||86||0.16%|
|Front Office Coordinator||87||0.16%|
|Human Resources Coordinator||89||0.16%|
|In-Home Childcare Provider||94||0.14%|
|Dental Assistant Extern||99||0.14%|
|Dental Office Manager||100||0.14%|