Career Outlook for Dental Assistants

Also known as:  Certified Dental Assistant, Dental Aide, Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant, Orthodontist Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant, Surgical Dental Assistant
The overall job outlook for Dental Assistant careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 11.03 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.84 percent per year. Demand for Dental Assistants is expected to go up, with an expected 106,870 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.54 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Dental Assistants in the following states
California 44,410
Texas 20,800
New York 16,730
Florida 14,770
Illinois 11,510
Pennsylvania 10,800
Ohio 9,770
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Dental Assistants
Virgin Islands 70
Guam 180
District of Columbia 430
Wyoming 520
Vermont 540
North Dakota 570
Delaware 750