More Americans than ever before are seeking dental care.

“Generally speaking, the rates of dental visits continue to edge upward. Roughly 60 to 70 percent of the adult American population seeks routine dental care — a rate that is believed to be holding stable,” reported Jeffrey Lavers of DentalEconomics.com. “Clearly, patient demographics play an important role in future dental care. Based upon census data, the number of people ages 60 to 79 is projected to grow from 36.4 million in 2000 to more than 68 million in 2025, an increase of 87 percent. Such marked growth in this segment of the population suggests a demand for more conventional dental needs.”

America’s aging population will drive up the demand for dental care over the next several years, along with the growing access Americans have to health insurance. This growing demand for care will create a growing demand for dental professionals, including dental assistants who have completed a training program like the one at Milwaukee Career College.

Many jobseekers are eager to enter the healthcare field but it can be hard to find a position that doesn’t require years of expensive school. The dental field has fewer training requirements than traditional medicine, but even dentists have to spend several years in school. However, dental assistants, which provide valuable assistance to dental staff and are in high demand, is a position that can be obtained in just a matter or months through the dental assistant training program at Milwaukee Career College.