Dental Assistant Programs in Washington DC

How to become a Dental Assistant in Washington DC

It is a great time to pursue a career as a dental assistant in Washington DC 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 Washington DC below.


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Listed below are some of the top dental assisting and related programs nearest to you in Washington DC.

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 Washington DC

Listed above are some of the top CODA accredited programs in Washington DC. 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 Washington DC and surrounding states on the map below.

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DC Dental Assistant License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Washington DC law that you obtain a license to work as a dental assistant there. The DC Board of Dentistry governs the licensing of dental assistants in Washington DC. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (877) 672-2174
Website: http://doh.dc.gov/node/146102

Dental Assistant Salary in Washington DC

StateWashington
Average Salary$42,540
Hourly Wage$20.45
Top 10% of Earners$58,100
Bottom 10% of Earners$30,140
#'s Employed10,580

The average Dental Assistant salary in Washington DC is $49,210 –  30.8% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $23.66.

There are currently 640 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 Washington DC;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
DCWashington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV$46,810$22.516,510
DCWashington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV$46,610$22.414,940

*Updated May 2018 to allow for the most recent BLS data released in March 2018.

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Washington DC

The table below provides a comparison between income and employment for dental assistants with related healthcare careers in Washington DC;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants520$20.00$41,600
Physician Assistants460$47.60$99,010
Respiratory Therapists380$32.46$67,520
Dental Hygienists440$47.37$98,530
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers150$42.42$88,230
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1,250$28.37$59,010
Pharmacy Technicians790$16.58$34,480
Surgical Technologists290$26.30$54,700
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians60$16.10$33,490
Home Health Aides5,850$12.55$26,110
Nursing Assistants3,320$15.71$32,680
Occupational Therapy Assistants30$29.21$60,750
Physical Therapist Assistants140$21.45$44,610
Massage Therapists90$16.78$34,890
Medical Assistants1,490$19.13$39,780
Medical Transcriptionists70$23.45$48,780
Phlebotomists180$19.41$40,380