Dental Assistant Programs In Alabama

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.

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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

SchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite
Coastal Alabama Community CollegeBay MinetteCODA
Lawson State Community CollegeBessemerCODA
Calhoun Community CollegeDecaturCODA
Wallace State Community CollegeHancevilleCODA
H. Councill Trenholm State Community CollegeMontgomeryCODA
Fortis CollegeMontgomeryDANB
Fortis CollegeBirminghamDANB
Northwest Shoals Community CollegeMuscle ShoalsDANB

Listed above are some of the top CODA accredited programs in Alabama. For more entry level and post secondary Dental Assisting options you can also view all DANB accredited programs.

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.

Still haven’t found what you are looking for? You might also be interested in exploring dental hygiene programs in Alabama.

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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

Average Salary$33,490
Hourly Wage$16.10
Top 10% of Earners$46,220
Bottom 10% of Earners$22,830
#'s Employed3,270

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;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Assistants3,410$31,240.00
Physician Assistants520$93,240.00
Respiratory Therapists2,170$46,930.00
Dental Hygienists3,040$44,400.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,010$54,470.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics3,610$28,910.00
Pharmacy Technicians7,350$27,520.00
Surgical Technologists1,680$35,590.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians910$29,180.00
Home Health Aides4,860$19,720.00
Nursing Assistants22,740$22,150.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants500$56,240.00
Physical Therapist Assistants1,860$52,520.00
Massage Therapists340$33,520.00
Medical Assistants6,660$26,740.00
Medical Transcriptionists850$34,250.00