Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor projects employment of dental assistants will grow by at least 31 percent between 2010 and 2020 due to an increasing population, improved dental health and the retention of natural teeth among the populace.

Potential Earnings

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, the hourly wage ranges from $15 to $17 per hour for entry-level to experienced dental assistants.