Dental Assistant Programs in Vermont

How to become a Dental Assistant in Vermont

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Vermont

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
VermontCenter for TechnologyEssex JunctionCODA

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

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Vermont Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (802) 828-2390
Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/dental-examiners.aspx

Dental Assistant Salary in Vermont

StateVermont
Average Salary$43,900
Hourly Wage$21.10
Top 10% of Earners$57,420
Bottom 10% of Earners$33,430
#'s Employed390

The average Dental Assistant salary in Vermont is $43,900 –  16.7% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $21.10.

There are currently 390 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 Vermont;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
VTSouthern Vermont nonmetropolitan area$44,720$21.50170
VTBurlington-South Burlington, VT$43,830$21.07150
VTNorthern Vermont nonmetropolitan area$42,010$20.2070

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Vermont

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Physician Assistants310$53.39$111,050
Respiratory Therapists210$29.05$60,430
Dental Hygienists620$30.84$64,140
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers90$34.59$71,940
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics620$14.67$30,510
Pharmacy Technicians550$16.10$33,490
Surgical Technologists140$19.58$40,720
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians360$16.29$33,880
Home Health Aides530$12.71$26,440
Nursing Assistants3,460$13.27$27,600
Occupational Therapy Assistants60$25.75$53,550
Physical Therapist Assistants120$24.94$51,870
Massage Therapists340$25.44$52,910
Dental Assistants490$19.54$40,640
Medical Assistants690$16.63$34,600
Medical Transcriptionists280$18.06$37,570
Phlebotomists180$15.66$32,580