Dental assistants

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Dental assistants are most often employed by the N/A industry. The average yearly wage for Dental assistants was N/A in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dental assistants by wage are Upholsterers, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, and Plasterers & stucco masons.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dental assistants are N/A. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dental assistants are N/A.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dental assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. N/A is the industry that employs the most Dental assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dental assistants, by average wage, is N/A. Dental assistants are paid most in N/A but are relatively concentrated in N/A.

Wages

Yearly Wage

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In N/A, Dental assistants earned an average of N/A, $NaNk approximately the same than the average national salary of $53,888.

Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks make somewhat more than Dental assistants while Plasterers & stucco masons make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Dental assistants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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In N/A, Dental assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of N/A, which is approximately the same as than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Dental assistants (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Dental assistants.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Dental assistants.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Dental assistants, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Dental assistants, by average wage, are N/A.

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Industries by Share

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This graphic shows the share of Dental assistants employed by various industries. N/A employs the largest share of Dental assistants at  NaNk%, followed by N/A with NaNk% and N/A with NaNk%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dental assistants in the US. The average age of male Dental assistants in the workforce is N/A and of female Dental assistants is N/A, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dental assistants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

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N/A% of Dental assistants are N/A, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Dental assistants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Dental assistants
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

57.6% of Dental assistants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.4% of Dental assistants, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Dental assistants.

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Age by Gender

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The median age of Dental assistants is N/A, and Male employees are generally N/A years N/A than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dental assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dental assistants is N/A but a relatively high number of Dental assistants hold a major in N/A.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dental assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental assistants need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dental assistants need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Selection, and Repairing.

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