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Dental Assistants

in Massachusetts

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Occupation Projection for Dental Assistants

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
319091  Dental Assistants 8,324 8,835 511 6.14 % 438 491 51 980 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Dental Assistants Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    7,860  94 % 8,340  94 % 480  6 % $44,700
Educational Services    160  2 % 180  2 % 20  14 % $48,650
Educational Services    160  2 % 180  2 % 20  14 % $48,650
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more...)