Registered Dental Assistant

We asked 775 job seekers about their Registered Dental Assistant. This is what they told us:

  • 56% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Registered Dental Assistant
  • 79% said earning their Registered Dental Assistant helped them make more money
  • 84% said earning their Registered Dental Assistant helped them get a job
  • 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Registered Dental Assistant

What are people saying about getting a Registered Dental Assistant?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 774 responses

79% said earning their Registered Dental Assistant helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 774 responses

84% said earning their Registered Dental Assistant helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 774 responses

95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Registered Dental Assistant

Why did you decide to earn your Registered Dental Assistant?

Based on 775 responses

Required for my current job
31%
Make more money
37%
Changing careers
32%
Get an edge over other candidates
12%
Help my career progression
56%
Other
13%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 626 responses

Dental Assistant View jobs
87%
Orthodontic Assistant View jobs
2%
Receptionist View jobs
1%
Dental Receptionist View jobs
1%
Assistant View jobs
0%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Registered Dental Assistant?

575 people answered

“Pursuing dental assisting was something I would prefer more.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“Most local dentist will not hire with no experience. No benefits.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“One thing I wish I knew more before earning this certification was how to communicate better in four/ six handed dentistry.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“I would have enjoyed becoming a physical therapist.”

Sept. 7, 2019

“Submit your dental registration before school is over so when you’re done with school you’ll already be registered through the state and can apply for jobs ASAP. The process takes about two weeks or more.”

Sept. 7, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Registered Dental Assistant?

612 people answered

“Dental Assisting is not an easy job, you need to be committed.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“Make sure you know somebody in the field that's willing to help you.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“Advice I would give a friend or family member would be to pay attention to detail.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“Work hard to earn this license. It is very rewarding.”

Sept. 7, 2019

“Just get registered. Most dentists don’t care about certification.”

Sept. 6, 2019
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