Dentistry

Dentistry OverviewEntry-Level EducationDoctoral or professional degreeWork Experience in a Related OccupationNoneNumber of Jobs, 2012146,800Job Outlook, 2012-202216% (Faster than average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+23,300Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health. Dentists may either own their own business and work alone or with a small staff, or may join a larger network as a staff dentist. Each Dentist must be licensed in Nebraska. To qualify for a license, applicants must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams. Dentist 2011
For more detailed information on Dentistry and related careers, click the links below:Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Dentists

2012 Median Pay $149,310/year or $71.70/hr

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