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Living Large as a Pediatric Dental Assistant

Living Large as a Pediatric Dental Assistant


That’s the individual median income for adults in the United States, ages 25+. If we look only at women, that number rapidly shrinks to $19,679. Even if you obtain a bachelor’s degree, the odds say you still probably won’t make more than the median income in the U.S.

With relatively bleak prospects, it’s easy to see how workers everywhere feel underappreciated and underpaid. It’s because they are, and it’s easy to see how that can lead to unhappiness. Many workers feel like a rodent on a spinning wheel, never making any progress, with no real path to get out of the rat race.

But I have good news. For those looking for a way out, but are unable to invest years and tens of thousands of dollars into furthering your education, there is another option.

Train for a new career as a pediatric dental assistant!

Wage gap graph

The median income for a pediatric dental assistant is $35,000.

It’s true! Dental assistants are in such demand that they are commanding premium prices for their services. Let’s put those numbers in context.

Median income for women ages 25+ 
$19,769 overall
$15,962 high school graduates
$24,808 associate’s degree
$31,309 bachelor’s degree
$35,000 pediatric dental assistants

But, how hard is it to become a pediatric dental assistant? I have more good news!

You can train to become a pediatric dental assistant in as little as nine weeks. Nine weeks! There are few opportunities in life that will have a better return on investment. What can you do with that big of a change in your life?

Whether your goal is to find a new home, buy a new car, or simply get out of debt, a new career just might be your ticket out of the rat race.

Many high-paying careers require a great sacrifice, whether it be long hours, travel, or hard labor. That is why they are compensated well. Pediatric dental assistants are compensated well because their skills are in demand, and this comes with a plethora of other benefits. Enjoy a regular schedule with comfortable hours, weekends off, and more.

Don’t settle. You can have a new life before you know it.

Finger pushing up button on career elevator

Life can be a struggle, especially when you weren’t dealt a good hand to begin with. For most people, it’s getting harder and harder to climb up that economic ladder. If you are ready to make a permanent change into a great career with greater rewards, well, the elevator is right over here.

~ Dr. Rhea Haugseth