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Be the Breadwinner!

Be the Breadwinner!

America has become a nation where most families need two incomes just to get by. The “Leave it to Beaver” family of previous generations is no longer the usual circumstance, as 66 percent of households have two or more incomes.

If you are a woman in Georgia, you are probably making less than $28,896 (men, $32,307) if you lack a college degree. Without some big changes and potentially massive investments, your income isn’t likely to change much in the future.

Whether you’re an independent woman looking for a rewarding career, a stay-at-home mom looking for a change of pace, or you’re just keeping a job you don’t like to help support your family, you can make a change right now and become the breadwinner of your household.

Those who aren’t preparing for the future face bleak prospects. It is becoming harder and harder to attain the American Dream or even a middle-class lifestyle. College might be able to help get you there, but most will end up buried in debt. Jobs in manufacturing and production are leaving the country or being automated, and most careers in service industries and retail aren’t growing.

If more traditional careers in the U.S. are fading, where should job seekers look? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the fastest-growing occupations with a great return on investment are in healthcare (and renewable energy).

What Are the Fastest-Growing Occupations?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks information related to occupational growth and wages. Most of the careers with the fastest growth rates present obstacles that make them difficult for most people to attain.

While wind turbine service technicians are the top-growing job in the country, they require extensive training, the right location, and you have to stand on top of wind turbines. Nurse practitioners are also experiencing great job growth, but to get there you’ll need good grades and a graduate degree, with years of full-time study to prepare.

How does the future look for pediatric dental assistants? The most recent findings indicate a job growth rate of 18 percent by 2024, which is much greater than most industries. In 2016, they commanded a respectable median pay of $36,940 annually or $17.76 per hour, and that is forecasted to continue climbing due to increased demand for the position.

Simply put, dental assistants, and pediatric dental assistants, are in high demand because they help dental practices be more efficient and profitable. Just as hospitals rely on nurses or certified nursing assistants to handle areas of treatment that don’t require the physician, dental assistants are trusted to handle much of the care in a dental practice. By handing off some tasks to dedicated team members, the dentists can apply their extensive training and education to many more patients per day.

What’s it like to be a pediatric dental assistant? Let some of my former students tell you. The benefits of such a career are many, but unlike most of the other careers that are in high demand, the field is relatively easy to get into.

For less than the average cost of a single semester’s tuition for an in-state resident at a public college, you can complete your training as a pediatric dental assistant with the Pediatric Dental Assistant School and become qualified to work in Georgia!

The PDAS Can Help You Be the Breadwinner

Our society has definitely changed over the last few generations. Many people feel as though the deck is stacked against them. Whatever your particular circumstances, once you have fallen into the rat race, the endless cycle of barely getting by is very hard to break.

How can you improve your lot in life if you don’t have the time, money, or circumstance to train for a new career? The PDAS offers a rare opportunity that is both affordable and won’t cost an arm and a leg. Few careers offer such great benefits while still being so accessible. You can keep your current job while studying for your new one, and you’ll start your new career in as little as 10 weeks. 

It’s not easy, but if you have the right stuff to become a pediatric dental assistant, I’m confident you can handle it. The Pediatric Dental Assistant School is your chance to break out of the cycle and become the breadwinner of your household.

~ Dr. Rhea Haugseth