Any Dental Assistants Or Mri Techs Out There?

I am thinking of goin to school for one of these careers. I only have two years available for school so these are the ones I am torn between. How much do they make? Is it a respectable job? How high is the demand? any kind of info helps. Thanks!


  1. beth s says

    i’ve been a dental assistant for about 13 years. i’d say it was a respectable job if you don’t mind sucking spit out of someone’s mouth with a metal tube. i really like it or i’d be doing something else, i suppose.
    dental office turnover is pretty high – therefore the need for dental assistants is also high.
    we just hired a new assistant in our office and apparently the going rate for someone right out of school is about $15/hour (this is in Oklahoma)