Saturday, April 21, 2012

Training for Dental Assistants

There are few careers that have as positive a growth percentage predicted through 2020 as those in healthcare services. At higher than 35 percent, dental assistants are among the career choices that can have you working in the field as soon as one year, and in some cases, even less than that.


Before one can be employed as a dental assistant, there is the prerequisite of achieving a high school diploma. Students intending to go from high school to work in the dental field would be wise to prepare early by completing some science courses first, such as biology, health and chemistry. Knowledge of computers will be expected for use within the office environment. Whether taking accelerated training or opting for a 2-year associate's degree, it is helpful to have this kind of a head start.