*This blog post was originally published on June of 2016 and has been updated to reflect industry changes.
Do you ever feel like you are just going to a “job” instead of having a career? The problem with jobs is that they do not always lead to a fulfilling career. Often, we choose a job for a very basic reason such as a need for immediate income. And we have very little direction as to where it will lead in the future. Take charge of your future with career training at Milwaukee Career College!
One career choice that is increasingly in demand these days is that of a Dental Assistant. Here are a few reasons to love a career in dental assisting!
#1 Training is Complete in Months
If you are looking for specialized career training, but are not able to spend years doing it, consider becoming a dental assistant. This program prepares you for a new career quickly making it easy to complete your training and get to work.
#2 It’s Easy to Find a Job
Dental assistants are in high demand. More and more dental offices are opening in Milwaukee and around the country to meet the increasing demands of their patients. With proper career training and interview skills, you will be able to find a job very easily.
#3 Plenty of Advancement Opportunities
While the median pay rate for a dental assistant is very good, at some point in your career, you may want to move up. This could be for financial reasons or a desire to learn new skills. As a dental assistant, you will have the opportunity with experience and more training to move into a position as a dental hygienist and double your salary!
#4 A Fulfilling Career Choice
A dental assistant wears many hats in the dentist office. Duties can include scheduling appointments, record keeping, preparing medications and taking x-rays. This can be a very rewarding job and definitely one where your administrative skills will be utilized.
#5 Flexible Schedule Options
Dental offices are typically open for extended hours to accommodate patients who work. This also allows flexibility for employees in many cases. If you have family duties or other challenges that can impact the hours you are able to work, a career as a dental assistant may be a good fit because you have some control over when you work.
When it is time to move from a “job” to a career, there is often training involved. However, the long-term benefit is that having specialized career training allows you to be in charge of the direction of your future. Fortunately, the dental assistant career training program at Milwaukee Career College only takes months to complete. Armed with skills and training, you can be on the path to a job that is not only rewarding to perform but in high demand right now. Contact us today to learn more about this program.