Explore a career as a Dental Assistant.
Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.
Day in the life
Typical Daily Tasks
Dental Assistants typically perform these daily tasks in their jobs.
Day in the life video
What does a day in the life of a Dental Assistant look like? Check out this brief video from CareerOneStop and find out.
We didn't find any degree programs for this occupation, but you still have options
Explore careers that match your interests and discover your professional traits
Take a Career Interest Assessment to see careers that match your interests, aligned to a University of Phoenix degree program and discover your three professional traits so you can better understand your strengths.
Check out our lists of top 10 careers
View the top ten careers aligned to University of Phoenix degree programs. View top careers by field of study, salary range, estimated number of job postings in your state in the past year and nationally projected growth.
Give us a call or start a chat
You can contact an Enrollment Representative by phone at (844) 937-8679 or by chat if you would like to explore your other options.
About the career data
Your time is valuable, so is the research you put into your future. We've sourced our data from BLS, ONET and Emsi Burning Glass in order to help you to make an educated and informed decision about the possibility of becoming a Dental Assistant.
Your career matches data
The data in your career matches reflects recent conditions in a dynamic and changing labor market, which may be different when you graduate. University of Phoenix does not and cannot guarantee employment, salary levels, or career advancement, as those outcomes vary by many factors specific to the individual. This data is not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
Salary ranges reflect the 25th and 75th percentile for the occupation in your state, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The salary ranges are not specific to students or graduates of University of Phoenix. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. University of Phoenix does not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement.
The BLS Projected Growth for 2020 to 2030 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects national (not local) conditions, which are subject to change and may not reflect the conditions present upon completion of your academic program. These data points are not specific to students or graduates from University of Phoenix.
There are 16 Career Clusters in this assessment. If you would like to learn more about all 16 Career Clusters, please visit BLS.gov to learn more. Some of your potential career options in the results may not be accompanied by a degree program offered by University of Phoenix. University of Phoenix degree programs are presented only if they can educationally prepare you for the specific career option.
Talk to a representative about your career
Committed to your career
Your career resources
A built-in community: a team of people ready to help you succeed throughout your educational journey.
Tools and resources
Work on your career preparation when your life allows you to with the help of our PhoenixLink™ career portal that has career tools, resources and more, available to students and alumni 24/7/365.
Networking & mentorship
Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it possible to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.