H3
 
High Wage. High Demand. High Skill.

Dental Assistants

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Overview

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Requirements

Required Education
Postsecondary non-degree award
Required Work Experience
None
Job Training
None

Data

Comparisons

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Area/RegionEmployment 2016Employment 2026Percent ChangeAnnual OpeningsAvg. Hourly WageAvg. Annual WageH3High WageHigh SkillHigh Demand
Nebraska
2,200
2,548
15.82%
292
$17.75
$36,936
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High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Omaha Consortium
929
1,107
19.16%
128
$16.89
$35,141
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Lincoln MSA
420
490
16.67%
56
$19.47
$40,508
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Grand Island MSA
95
111
16.84%
13
$19.17
$39,866
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Central
148
173
16.89%
19
$18.23
$37,914
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Mid-Plains
126
140
11.11%
16
$17.23
$35,847
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Northeast
186
207
11.29%
23
$17.63
$36,665
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Panhandle
142
137
-3.52%
15
$15.89
$33,050
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Southeast
148
149
0.68%
16
$19.71
$40,983
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High Demand Job
N/A: Data is not available due to confidentiality.
Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics, 4th Quarter 2017. Annual openings from 2016-2026 Long-term Occupational Projections.
Career Cluster information from Nebraska Department of Education.
Produced by the Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information.