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Best states for a Dental Assistant

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Not all states present equal opportunity for employees, and when it comes to Dental Assistant jobs, it's no different.

We know how hard job search can be, and in order to make your life a little easier, we have the information you need in order to determine where you might want to start your job search.

Our research shows that Minnesota is the best state in the country for Dental Assistants.

The most common schools for Dental Assistants are University of Phoenix, Concorde Career College, and Everest Institute, and the most common majors are Dental Assisting and Business.

To that end, we dove into our dataset of job and salary numbers to figure out which states have the best opportunities for Dental Assistants. Minnesota is the best state for Dental Assistants -- the median salary for Dental Assistants in Minnesota is $47,551.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Dental Assistant, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Dental Assistants in 2019

  1. Minnesota
  2. Alaska
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Oregon
  5. Virginia
  6. Vermont
  7. Washington
  8. Arizona
  9. Maine
  10. Rhode Island
  • (260 jobs)
  • (16 jobs)
  • (24 jobs)
  • (125 jobs)
  • (133 jobs)
  • (9 jobs)
  • (235 jobs)
  • (75 jobs)
  • (15 jobs)
  • (7 jobs)

How did we determine the ranking?

We analyzed our most recent data, particularly the employment statistics, and ranked all 50 states from best to worst for Dental Assistants.

Ready to check out the list? See below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Dental Assistants in 2019

1. Minnesota

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
260 $47,552 $39,000 $57,000 2.7
Dental Assistant Jobs in Minnesota

2. Alaska

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
16 $44,721 $37,000 $53,000 2.07
Dental Assistant Jobs in Alaska

3. New Hampshire

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
24 $46,351 $38,000 $55,000 0.91
Dental Assistant Jobs in New Hampshire

4. Oregon

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
125 $42,689 $35,000 $51,000 2.3
Dental Assistant Jobs in Oregon

5. Virginia

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
133 $46,117 $37,000 $56,000 0.79
Dental Assistant Jobs in Virginia

6. Vermont

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
9 $42,689 $35,000 $51,000 0.89
Dental Assistant Jobs in Vermont

7. Washington

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
235 $40,833 $33,000 $49,000 1.9
Dental Assistant Jobs in Washington

8. Arizona

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
75 $40,363 $33,000 $48,000 0.93
Dental Assistant Jobs in Arizona

9. Maine

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
15 $39,964 $33,000 $48,000 0.89
Dental Assistant Jobs in Maine

10. Rhode Island

Total Dental Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7 $42,494 $35,000 $51,000 0.47
Dental Assistant Jobs in Rhode Island

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Dental Assistant

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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