According to Wikipedia, a recession-proof job is “a job that one is likely to be able to find even during hard economic times.” With a continual and ever-growing demand for skilled dental assistants, dental assisting offers such a career!
While no one can guarantee job placement, job opportunities for trained dental assistants are quite good in today’s marketplace. In fact, the recruitment website ZipRecruiter.com lists job openings for more than 11,646 dental assistants in Arizona alone (as of June 2021). The demand for dental assistant jobs is set to increase to 19% between 2016 and 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor). The top earners in the state make more than $52,000 per year (www.careerexplorer.com).
One look at the employment ads will show that these highly sought dental assisting jobs require experience. According to the Arizona Department of Administration, Office of Employment and population statistics, there were 2,830 people working in dental assisting in the state of Arizona in 2018 and there are a total of 7,940 employed in 2021.
Average Dental Assistant Yearly Salary in Arizona: $41,000 per year (careerexplorer.com)
Arizona dental assistants earn more than pharmacy technicians and medical assistants.
VIP Dental Assisting Academy goes above and beyond just teaching you the skills you need to be a dental assistant. Once you’ve successfully completed our course, our team will help you with your resumé and give you a personalized VIP introduction letter that you can share with local dental practices where you are applying.