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Dental Assistants

in Massachusetts

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

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
319091  Dental Assistants 7,290 7,969 679 9.31 % 248 68 180 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    7,060  97 % 7,720  97 % 660  9 % $44,000
Ambulatory Health Care Services    7,000  96 % 7,650  96 % 650  9 % $43,970
Educational Services    130  2 % 140  2 % 10  7 % $46,300
Educational Services    130  2 % 140  2 % 10  7 % $46,300
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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