Why Choose a Career in the Dental Field?

Choosing a career path is a challenging decision. If you want to improve your life in a personal or professional sense, or both, taking a hard look at who you are and where you want to be are fundamental to choosing a career that will make you love going to work! Morrison Education Center is here to help you choose the right career path for you and get on the road to your new career as quickly as possible! 

If you are considering a career in the dental field, you may want to ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Do I enjoy helping others?
  2. Am I comfortable working independently as well as on a team?
  3. Do I listen well and ask questions when needed?
  4. Am I detail-oriented and complete tasks in a timely manner?
  5. Am I friendly and courteous?
  6. Do I enjoy working with my hands?

If you answered YES to these questions we have fantastic, inspiring and full of smiles career options for you – Dental Assisting or Dental Office Administration

Dental Assisting is a career where you put in an eight-hour day that can go by so fast you will wonder what day of the week it is. You will question what happened to Monday through Thursday when you head to work on Friday. If you enjoy working with people, caring for not only their smiles, but also their overall general health, working side-by-side with a devoted team of professionals, and working with your hands, you might consider looking into pursuing a career in Dental Assisting.

Dental Office Administrators are responsible for administering the day-to-day activities of the business office, including: maintenance of the records of patients, scheduling of patients, accounts receivable, maintaining appearance and order of dental office, presentation of financial treatment plan options, and recall/recare system. If you enjoy working in a fast paced office setting and developing a rapport with patients, dentists and the community, then Dental Office Administration might be the right fit for you! 

There are many opportunities as a dental assistant.  According to the US Department of Labor, because of rapid employment growth and substantial replacement needs, there should be good job opportunities for dental assistants nationally, making dental assisting a desirable career for military families or for those required to relocate every few years.  Many dental assistants are given the opportunity to work full or part time.  Most offices have daytime hours and are closed on weekends and holidays.

There are many opportunities as a Dental Office Administrator as well.  According to the US Department of Labor, the field is expected to grow 14% between 2012 and 2022.  Many are even given the opportunity to work full or part time.  1 in 3 Dental Office Administrators worked part-time in 2012.  Most offices have daytime hours and are closed on weekends and holidays.  

Ready to get started? Contact us at 757-818-4999 to learn about how to apply and program start dates! 



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