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In the US, there are over 39 online schools that offer approximately 53 accredited online dental assistant programs. These accredited online dental assistant schools have approximately 232,503 students enrolled. These online dental assistant colleges have an admission rate of approximately 70%. In other words, 7 out of every 10 applicants receive admission in online dental assistant courses.
Students can take online dental assistant classes at the following degree and certificate levels:
- Associate's degree in dental assisting
- Bachelor's degree in dental assisting
- Certificate in dental assisting
Students attending accredited online dental assistant schools may choose from over 43 online dental assistant certificate programs, 9 online dental assistant associate's degree programs and 1 online dental assistant bachelor's degree program.
Of the students who enroll in online dental assistant classes, a reported 47% graduate within a reasonable amount of time. And approximately 53% do not.
Of the various professions online dental assistant college graduates can choose from, one of the most popular is as a dental assistant. Dental assistant degree and certificate holders can expect to earn a yearly salary anywhere from $15,790 to $62,420, depending on factors such as personal qualifications, job duties, or seniority. On average, dental assistants earn $32,626 per year.
Disclaimer: The data used above represents both online and offline offerings. Data for only online schools is not readily available. However, this data can give students a basic picture of what to expect.
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- Dental Assistant - The Penn Foster Career School Online Dental Assistant program is an alternative to traditional dental assistant training programs and explores the customer care service, preventative dentistry and dental instrument-handling skills. Graduates of the Online Dental Assistant program will have the educational foundation to continue their pursuit for state licensing and ultimately work as a dental assistant in private practice clinics. In order to provide a genuine learning experience, students utilize various aids such as diagrams, dental mixes and equipment samples as they complete the 9 instruction sets.