How to become a Dental Assistant in Alaska
It is a great time to pursue a career as a dental assistant in Alaska 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 Alaska below.
*All data and figures updated May 2018 to allow for the most recent BLS data released in March 2018.
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Listed below are some of the top dental assisting and related programs nearest to you in Alaska.
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 Alaska
|University of Alaska||Anchorage||CODA||Click Here|
|University of Alaska||Fairbanks||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 Alaska 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 Alaska.
Alaska Dental Assistant License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Alaska law that you obtain a license to work as a dental assistant there. The Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of dental assistants in Alaska. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (907) 465-2542
Dental Assistant Salary in Alaska
|Top 10% of Earners||$61,760|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$31,940|
The average Dental Assistant salary in Alaska is $45,900 – 22% above the national average.
This represents an hourly wage of $22.07.
There is quite a significant range in salary in Alaska between the highest paid and lowest paid in the sector.
Alaskan Dental Assistant Employment and Salaries by Metro Area
There are currently 1,300 persons employed as dental assistants in the state.
The table below provides a breakdown of salaries and employment of dental assistants across the main towns, cities and non metro areas in Alaska. As can be seen Achorage fairs the best for employment and salary levels of dental assistants in the state.
|Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area||80||$44,310.00|
|Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area||270||$44,560.00|
Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Alaska
The table below provides a comparison between income and employment for dental assistants with related healthcare careers in Alaska;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||90||$78,840.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||390||$54,000.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||180||$42,090.00|
|Home Health Aides||1,960||$30,160.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||70||$63,720.00|