Despite the downturn in the economy, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a rosy future for occupations in the allied heath industry. Among the hottest careers in the field is dental assisting, which is projected to have “excellent” job opportunities for dental assistants over the next five years. Dental assistants play a growing role in the operations of a dental office. They handle the front office business administration and record keeping, as well as clinical duties under the supervision of the dentist: preparation of equipment for procedures, x-rays, laboratory functions, and even chairside assisting. The diverse abilities of a dental assistant continue to grow, and dentists are looking for assistants with more abilities and qualifications. Are you interested in breaking into a career which is stable yet challenging and stimulating? Are you looking for opportunities to get ahead with skills you can use to branch out? Do you like helping people? Consider a career in dental assisting.
About the Program
Technical Career Institute offers training in the field of dental assisting. With the objective of preparing students to take advantage of the career opportunities in the expanding field, the institute’s program offers courses in the diverse responsibilities a dental assistant may have while minimizing the time spent having to learn basic skills on the job. A combination of basic theory and hands-on training, the program will train the student skills needed at the reception desk, the x-ray room, the dentist’s chair and the laboratory. Four-handed dentistry, equipment sterilization, appointment scheduling and maintenance of patient records are only some of the skills the student will learn. Advanced techniques like intraoral and radiologic procedures can also be taught to the student. After graduating, the new dental assistant will be qualified for entry level positions in the field; those with qualifications in radiology may also take x-rays. Technical Career Institute will continue to assist the graduate in their job hunt with guidance on job hunting techniques and assistance with job placement.
Technical Career Institute gets its accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Technical Career Institute requires applicants to present a high school diploma or other high school equivalent, like a GED. Students from out of the country who may not be able to furnish proof of high school graduation or equivalent need to sign a statement that they have completed a high school-level education. All applicants will be given the chance to meet an admissions representative to discuss their goals and next steps.
The dental assisting program is a relatively new program at Technical Career Institute; no tuition or fee information could be found online. To get accurate figures, contact a school representative. Federal student aid may be available for qualified students in the form of subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans, the PLUS Loan, Pell Grant, Work-Study programs, Private or institutional sources of aid and scholarship programs.
Technical Career Center is located at 7757 West Flagler St, Suite 230, Miami, Florida.
Technical Career Center is a private, for-profit organization that provides students with skills in various occupations in the allied health and business and computer industries.