06 Jul Should I become a Dental Assistant while still in high school?
This is a question that is asked by many of our prospective students wanting to attend our Dental Assisting School. We don’t recommend students getting a Dental Assisting Certificate before the age of 16. Although getting a Dental Assisting Certificate after the age of 16 can be very beneficial to someone at this age.
Here are a few reasons why becoming a dental assistant at a younger age is beneficial:
1. If a prospective student is considering a career in the dental field this is a great way to test the waters to make sure they would enjoy it before investing years in schooling.
2. Professional career and environment without having to get a college degree.
3. There are many employment opportunities as a Dental Assistant while in High School and attending College. When I attended college in a college town it was difficult to find employment. I was competing with college students for retail and food jobs. Having Dental Assistant certificate/skills could make graduates more marketable in areas where employment may be difficult.
4. If a prospective student is considering becoming a dentist they will have many years working in the field. The student could be refining their hands on skills, knowledge and professionalism while in college.
5. Income potential
6. It is Fun