Among the many steps that can be taken to improve quality of life, the right career choice ranks close to the top. The job you ultimately decide on will impact your financial security, as well as your overall level of happiness. Workers who are satisfied at work tend to also be more satisfied in their personal lives as well. Of course, finding a career that brings this balance of gratifying work and financial stability is not always easy. For many careers, years of school and advanced degrees are required, and obtaining them can be an expensive venture that is out of reach for many.
What many job-seekers are discovering is that the world of dental assisting offers a viable solution. One of the career fields with the fastest growth projection, positions available to dental assistants are expected to grow by 25% by 2022. This rate is far faster than average, with a growing demand for preventative dental services being a contributing factor. Qualified dental assistants can expect a booming job field, filled with opportunity.
Of course, some prospective candidates for these positions may be dissuaded from pursuing the opportunity due to lack of training. Perhaps they perceive that in order to land the best possible dental assistant position, they must first spend thousands of dollars and several hours on quality training. For those in the Baton Rouge area, Baton Rouge Dental Assistant Academy (BRDAA) offers an affordable option with a feasible training schedule. If you’re considering this flourishing career opportunity, here is what you should know about the program:
- Time – BRDAA offers comprehensive dental assistant training over a 12-week course with classes only taking place once per week, typically on a Friday or Saturday. This schedule means that most trainees can continue to work while they complete the course, and it will have minimal impact on their normal weekly schedules.
- Tuition – The average dental assistant program cost at for-profit schools in the United States is $19,635, an amount that can easily deter even the most passionate candidates. At BRDAA, we pride ourselves on offering a quality program that is also affordable. The full cost of the 12-week course is only $3,350 with options that allow payments to be spread out over the course of training.
- Hands-On – At BRDAA we believe that the best education comes from real life experience. That’s why our classes are held in a state-of-the-art dental office. Our goal is to give students real-world situations and expectations of working side-by-side with a dentist. In our program, you can expect to perform tasks such as taking x-rays and dental impressions, trimming and pouring models, and learning the details of how to assist a dentist at chair side.
In 2012, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the median pay for dental assistants to be $34,500. In a field that is expecting such fast-paced growth in the coming years, there is ample opportunity for qualified job seekers to land a secure position that offers strong earning potential. And with three upcoming sessions this year, BRDAA offers the affordable, hands-on training to get you on the right track. We’ll even assist with job placement services after you’ve received your certification.
To register or learn more about the program, click here. You can also call us directly at (225) 255-2719, or email us at email@example.com