Dental Assistant Programs in Nebraska

How to become a Dental Assistant in Nebraska

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Nebraska

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
NebraskaSoutheast Community CollegeLincolnCODA
NebraskaMid-Plains Community CollegeNorth PlatteCODA
NebraskaMetropolitan Community CollegeOmahaCODAhttp://www.mccneb.edu
NebraskaKaplan UniversityOmahaCODAhttp://www.kaplanuniversity.edu

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

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Nebraska Dental Assistant License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Nebraska law that you obtain a license to work as a dental assistant there. The Dental Hygienist Public Health Authorization for Treating Children governs the licensing of dental assistants in Nebraska. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (402) 471-3121
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_medical_dent_dentindex.aspx

Dental Assistant Salary in Nebraska

StateNebraska
Average Salary$35,310
Hourly Wage$16.98
Top 10% of Earners$45,320
Bottom 10% of Earners$26,810
#'s Employed2,130

The average Dental Assistant salary in Nebraska is $35,310 –  6.2% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.98.

There are currently 2,130 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 Nebraska;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
NENortheast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area$38,320$18.42200
NELincoln, NE$35,330$16.98380
NEGrand Island, NE$36,290$17.45100
NEOmaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA$34,620$16.641,020
NECentral Nebraska nonmetropolitan area$36,970$17.77270
NENorthwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area$34,390$16.53120
NESoutheast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area$33,780$16.24120

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Nebraska

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Assistants2,000$34,200
Physician Assistants780$95,340
Respiratory Therapists1,010$51,300
Dental Hygienists1,150$64,980
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers460$64,380
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedicsnot available$33,690
Pharmacy Technicians2,320$29,480
Surgical Technologists790$41,860
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians510$29,950
Home Health Aides1,460$24,320
Nursing Assistants13,020$25,330
Occupational Therapy Assistants150$50,900
Physical Therapist Assistants630$49,750
Massage Therapists420$32,960
Medical Assistants3,320$30,690
Medical Transcriptionists640$35,350
Phlebotomists600$30,500