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Dental Assisting Program Prepares Seattle Area Students for Stable Careers.

At Charter College, you can earn a certificate in the stable, growing career field of dental assisting in as little as 10 months.1 Dental assistants in Fife earned $40,508 in 20132, while Lynnwood dental assistants earned $42,750.3 In the next several years, employment for dental assistants in the Seattle area is expected to grow by a promising 1.5% to 2.1% per year.3, 4
 
The use of dental assistants is a growing trend in the dental field. They work under the supervision of dentists and perform a variety of patient care practices, office and laboratory duties. The dental assistant certificate program at Charter College, provides training across in both basic front office procedures, as well as chair-side assisting procedures, so students graduate prepared for a career in the real world.
 
Dental assisting is a crucial part of the health care profession that requires education and on-the-job experience. The Charter College Fife and Lynnwood campuses offer a dental assisting certificate program that prepares students for entry-level jobs. The program provides students with the fundamentals of dental assisting and direct patient care through hands-on training in modern laboratories with industry current equipment and instruction from industry professionals. 
 
Through the Charter College blended learning format, dental assistant students at Fife and Lynnwood have the convenience and flexibility of online classes along with the benefit of hands-on training twice a week. On-campus resources, including tutoring and IT support, are readily available. Charter College dental assistant training also includes an externship program where students gain real world experience while still in school. 
 
After graduation, Charter College offers its students job placement assistance—so graduates entering the professional world have a helping hand in getting their foot in the door through the Charter College network of professionals.
 
Students earning a dental assistant certificate through Charter College could rest assured that they are getting a quality education through an accredited institution. Charter College Fife and Lynnwood became nationally accredited in 2012 through the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
 
1 Washington State Employment Security Department, Occupation Employment Projections, Pierce County, Retrieved March 17, 2014, http://tinyurl.com/lrq3o34
2 Washington State Employment Security Department, Wage Projections, Tacoma, WA MD, Retrieved March 17, 2014, http://tinyurl.com/oa5re6m
3 Washington State Employment Security Department, Wage Projections, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA MD, Retrieved March 17, 2014,  http://tinyurl.com/oa5re6m
4 Washington State Employment Security Department, Occupation Employment Projections, Snohomish County, Retrieved March 17, 2014, http://tinyurl.com/lrq3o34