A Career As A Dental Hygienist

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Ever gone to the dentist scared or frightened that you won’t get a good report? Not me. Keeping my teeth clean is something I have always enjoyed and been good at. The career of being a Dental Hygienist was always something I was interested in because ever since my childhood, I have always liked the dentist and keeping up with my oral hygiene. Now after researching this career and finding out more information about the education, environment, and job outlook I am still very interested in becoming a Dental Hygienist. In addition to all of the research, education and training play a big role in becoming a dental hygienist. For schooling, tuitions and fees cost an estimated total of $30,155. Before going into dental school a bachelor's degree is needed at the least and then an associates degree in dental hygiene. Dental hygienist must work well with patients, and provide them with good oral hygiene, such as proper brushing, flossing and dental care (Occupational Outlook Handbook). Dental hygienist must be detailed oriented and corporate well with their hands. …show more content…
For the annual pay in May 2012 it was $70,210, and the median pay in Ohio was $66,649 (from further studies the price has raised since 2012.) Salary may vary depending on company size, industry and location. The growth outlook on being a dental hygienist is to grow 33% from 2012-2022. There are many benefits in becoming a dental hygienist; there are good work hours, such as not working holidays and only a few days a week, good pay, and working with others. As there are benefits, there are also disadvantages like schooling. The school cost a big amount of money and takes a while, but all the benefits will make up for

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