Most registered dental assistants list "cpr," "dental procedures," and "rda" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important registered dental assistant responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a registered dental assistant. We found that 11.1% of registered dental assistants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some registered dental assistants have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every None registered dental assistants were not college graduates.
Those registered dental assistants who do attend college, typically earn either a dental assisting degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for registered dental assistants include a biology degree or a dentistry degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a registered dental assistant. We've found that most registered dental assistant resumes include experience from Pacific Dental Services, Western Dental Services, and Bright Now! Dental. Of recent, Pacific Dental Services had 92 positions open for registered dental assistants. Meanwhile, there are 44 job openings at Western Dental Services and 31 at Bright Now! Dental.
Since salary is important to some registered dental assistants, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Affordable Home Care Solutions, Western Dental Services, and Family Health Centers of San Diego. If you were to take a closer look at Affordable Home Care Solutions, you'd find that the average registered dental assistant salary is $44,458. Then at Western Dental Services, registered dental assistants receive an average salary of $44,354, while the salary at Family Health Centers of San Diego is $43,537.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Aspen Dental Management, Ross Stores, and American Dental Group. These three companies have hired a significant number of registered dental assistants from these institutions.
In general, registered dental assistants fulfill roles in the health care and professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the registered dental assistant annual salary is the highest in the media industry with $45,005 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the insurance and government industries pay $44,460 and $43,536 respectively. This means that registered dental assistants who are employed in the media industry make 20.6% more than registered dental assistants who work in the professional Industry.