Career Advantages of Being a Dental Assistant

  • Dental Assistant
  • March 11, 2024
  • 2 min read
Career Advantages of Being a Dental Assistant

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, Dental Assisting is the career for you.


  • Rewarding:  Demanding versatility and a willingness to assume responsibility for many different tasks.
  • Flexibility: Since dental assistants are in demand, career options include both full-time and part-time positions.
  • Excellent working conditions: Dental offices are interesting, pleasant, people-oriented environments in which to work.
  • Personal satisfaction: Dental assisting involves people contact, and with this personal interaction comes the personal satisfaction of knowing you’ve really helped someone by helping to provide a valuable health service.

Working as a dental assistant can be highly fulfilling, as you work side-by-side with dentists to ensure that patients can enjoy healthy, pain-free smiles. And, with a projected 25% job growth rate projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in this field make it a great career option. If you’re wondering if becoming a dental assistant is right for you, call Northwest Career College at 702-254-7577 today and speak with one of our admissions counselors.  We are waiting to hear from you!

Jessica Vazquez
Dental Assistant Program Chair

Originally from Southern California, Jessica moved to Las Vegas with her family before she found both a job as part of our Dental Assisting Team and her husband here. Jessica attended Sylmar HS in California and then Charter College for…Read Full Bio