Hi all -- I'm looking for advice from those who have been in the dental field longer than I have. Here's my story: The long-time office manager at my work has decided to leave; and has been talking to me about taking her position. I've been her assistant for a few years, which is also the sum total of how long I've been in the dental field. I've learned a lot from her in a short time, and am already quite familiar with most of the front office tasks/functions, but I'm still not sure if I'm ready to take on the title of being office manager. It's just her and I in the front right now, so once she leaves, I'm guessing I'll pretty much need to take on her role until someone new is found, so should I just take the job? Or should I stay put as an admin assistant and let the dentist hire another office manager?
If I should take the job, what sort of knowledge, skills, and training would I need to make sure to have? Also, what kind of salary range should I look for?
If I shouldn't take the job, why not? I'd love to hear from your wisdom and experiences.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.