Dental Assistant Programs in Wyoming

How to become a Dental Assistant in Wyoming

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

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

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 Wyoming

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

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Wyoming Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (307) 777-7387

Dental Assistant Salary in Wyoming

Average Salary$34,280
Hourly Wage$16.48
Top 10% of Earners$45,850
Bottom 10% of Earners$25,230
#'s Employed640

The average Dental Assistant salary in Wyoming is $34,280 –  8.9% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.48.

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 Wyoming;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
WYNortheast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area$35,470$17.0680
WYNorthwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area$31,970$15.37120
WYCasper, WY$35,650$17.14100
WYCentral-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area$30,330$14.5850
WYCheyenne, WY$37,640$18.10110
WYSouthwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area$33,570$16.14180

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Wyoming

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants560$15.87$33,020
Physician Assistants250$50.04$104,080
Respiratory Therapists220$26.91$55,960
Dental Hygienists510$33.39$69,450
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers70$30.62$63,680
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics670$15.98$33,250
Pharmacy Technicians560$16.79$34,930
Surgical Technologists150$22.20$46,190
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians200$14.26$29,670
Home Health Aides650$12.88$26,790
Nursing Assistants3,340$13.47$28,020
Occupational Therapy Assistants90$25.01$52,020
Physical Therapist Assistants160$24.46$50,880
Massage Therapists100$20.35$42,330
Medical Assistants680$15.03$31,260
Medical Transcriptionists120$15.46$32,150