How to become a Dental Assistant in Alabama
It is a great time to pursue a career as a dental assistant in Alabama given the strong jobs growth in the sector. The Bureau for Labor Statistics has predicted that the number of dental assisting jobs in the USA will grow by a massive 19% between 2016 and 2026.
In order to become a dental assistant in the USA most states will require you to graduate from an accredited program and to pass additional state level or national certification exams. Find out more about becoming a Dental Assistant in Alabama below.
- Top dental assistant programs in Alabama
- Alabama licensing requirements for Dental Assistants
- Dental assistant income and employment in Alabama
- Alabama career comparisons for Dental Assistants
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Listed below are some of the top dental assisting and related programs nearest to you in Alabama.
Get started today in a few easy steps. Simply click on the green ‘Get Admissions Info’ button for each school to receive more information on course curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition, financial assistance etc.
Top Dental Assistant Schools in Alabama
|Coastal Alabama Community College||Bay Minette||CODA|
|Lawson State Community College||Bessemer||CODA|
|Calhoun Community College||Decatur||CODA|
|Wallace State Community College||Hanceville||CODA||http://www.wallacestate.edu|
|H. Councill Trenholm State Community College||Montgomery||CODA||http://trenholmstate.edu|
|Northwest Shoals Community College||Muscle Shoals||DANB|
Click on the ‘Request Information’ link for each school and enter your details to receive information on their dentistry programs and admissions data.
You can also view results for schools offering Dental Assisting programs in Alabama and surrounding states on the map below.
Alabama Dental Assistant License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Alabama law that you obtain a license to work as a dental assistant there. The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama governs the licensing of dental assistants in Alabama. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (205) 985-7267
Dental Assistant Salary in Alabama
|Top 10% of Earners||$46,220|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$22,830|
The average Dental Assistant salary in Alabama is $33,490 – 11% below the national average.
This represents an hourly wage of $16.10.
There are currently 3,270 persons employed as dental assistants in the state.
*Updated May 2018 to allow for the most recent BLS data released in March 2018.
Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Alabama
The table below provides a comparison between income and employment for dental assistants with related healthcare careers in Alabama;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||1,010||$54,470.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||3,610||$28,910.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||910||$29,180.00|
|Home Health Aides||4,860||$19,720.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||500||$56,240.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,860||$52,520.00|