The dental field is growing as the public becomes aware of saving their teeth and having the money to go to the dentist office for visits. The dentist needs help in their diagnosis, and other facets of denistry to their patients.
Dental assistants do many of the tasks that are performed in the dentist's office. They care for the patients, keep their dental records, and assist the dentist when he/she are doing necessary procedures on the patients. Inorder to hold this position they have to have a postsecondary non-degree, and they could make approximately $33,000/yr.
Dental hygenists clean teeth, examine patients for oral disease, such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care to the patient. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health and teeth. The position requires an AAS Degree, and the pay could be $68,000/yr.
Dentist are the top of the line in this profession, they diagnose and treat problems with the patient's teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. They give advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and may extract and fill cavaties for their patients. You must have a degree or Doctoral for this profession, and the pay could be anywhere and upward of $147,000/yr.
Diagnostic medical sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient's body. The procedure is called ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram, to assess and diagnose various medical conditions. You would need an AAS Degree for this position, and the pay would be approximately $64,400/yr.