7 Reasons Why Becoming a Dental Assistant in Pennsylvania is an Amazing Choice

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Take hold of your career and your lifestyle. Dental Assisting is a fantastic career for those individuals who are looking for a stable career that also provides the option for flexible working hours.

Becoming a Dental Assistant in Pennsylvania Comes With More Than a Few Perks

With so many career options out there, it’s tough to find the answer to one of your life’s biggest questions! To help you out, we’ve compiled a short list of reasons why we think dental assisting is a fantastic option – especially for those of you who want to earn a great wage while also having the flexibility to raise a family. Here’s just a few of them:

1. Fast Training

Becoming a Dental Assistant through Career Training Academy’s Dental Assistant Program is a breeze. In as little as 10 months* you could be trained, graduated, and on your way to a rewarding career.

2. Never a Boring Day

As a dental assistant, you’ll be interacting with the people of Pennsylvania on a daily basis, making sure that they’re comfortable and receiving fantastic dental treatment. Every day you have the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives and put a smile on your patients’ faces.

3. Flexibility

As a dental assistant in Pennsylvania, you’ll be able to make your career fit with your lifestyle. If you have kids, dental assisting is the perfect because it lets you be there when it counts while also providing for your family at the same time.

4. A Growing Profession

The Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t see the demand for dental assistants drying up anytime soon! With a predicted 19% growth rate over the next ten years, you’ll be able to make a living all across Pennsylvania.**

Think dental assisting might be right for you? You can find out right away with our CTA’s Career Readiness Quiz. This fun, 3-minute quiz gives you a rundown of your key strengths and learning style. Within a few minutes you can learn if dental assisting is right for you!

5. Room For Development

With CTA’s Expanded Function Dental Assistant Program (EFDA) you can open up new avenues for your career to develop. EFDAs possess a wider set of skills and therefore can command a higher wage. Check out CTA’s EFDA program here to unleash your potential.

6. Mobility

As a dental assistant, you’ll be able to rest secure in the knowledge that no matter where you live you’ll have career opportunities. Your career is in your hands.

7. A Competitive Income

And finally, your wage reflects the skills that you’ve acquired. Dental assistants on average, according to the BLS, earn over $36,000, but this number can increase when you acquire additional certifications, such as CTA’s EFDA program.**

Hopefully this list gives you a little clarity. Deciding on your future career sure isn’t easy—but if you have any questions our friendly admissions representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Give us a call at our Lower Burrell Campus at 724-337-1000 or at our Pittsburgh Campus at 412-367-4000.

Get the Skills and Get Certified With Career Training Academy’s Expanded Function Dental Assisting Program. Enroll Today and Take Your Career to the Next Level.


*Program length when completed in normal time.