Should You Become a Dental Assistant?

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Updated November 10, 2016

1. When you look at a picture do you see only the overall theme or do you notice the finer details in it?

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3. If your friends could use one word to describe you, what would it be?

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4. On a scale of 1 to 10, please rate your ability to follow complicated​ directions.

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5. Flash forward: You're a dental assistant. Your job includes organizing instruments. Are you good at this?

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7. This is your brother's face when you try to teach him how to balance his checkbook:

9. Would you take a written exam if the state you wanted to work in required it?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become a Dental Assistant?

You got: Don't Become a Dental Assistant

I got Don't Become a Dental Assistant. Should You Become a Dental Assistant?
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You would be so much happier if you chose a different career. Being a dental assistant isn't a right fit for you. Your answers indicate that you don't have enough of the qualities you need to succeed: excellent listening, speaking and interpersonal skills, must be detail- and service-oriented.

Job candidates must have attended a one-year certificate program, and may have to pass an exam depending on the state. The median annual salary is $35,980, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy. 

Should You Become a Dental Assistant?

You got: Dental Assistant Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Dental Assistant Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Dental Assistant?
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Your answers indicate you may not have all the qualities that would make you a good dental assistant. Other careers would be a better fit for someone with your strengths. Dental assistants must have excellent listening, speaking and interpersonal skills, must be detail- and service-oriented.

Job candidates must have attended a one-year certificate program, and may have to pass an exam depending on the state. The median annual salary is $35,980, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

There are a lot of careers out there. You will find one that is perfect for you. Look for a career that suits your strengths and make sure you are willing to fulfill all the job requirements.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Dental Assistant?

You got: You Might Make a Good Dental Assistant

I got You Might Make a Good Dental Assistant. Should You Become a Dental Assistant?
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You have most of the qualities that dental assistants need, but not all of them. Dental assistants must have excellent listening, speaking and interpersonal skills, must be detail- and service-oriented.

Job candidates must have attended a one-year certificate program, and may have to pass an exam depending on the state. The median annual salary is $35,980, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Before you make your next move, learn more about being a dental assistant. Conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field and read job descriptions.

Should You Become a Dental Assistant?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Dental Assistant

I got You Were Born to Be a Dental Assistant. Should You Become a Dental Assistant?
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Congratulations! You made an excellent choice. Your answers indicate that you have all, or just about all, of the qualities successful dental assistants need.

These strengths include, excellent listening, speaking and interpersonal skills, must be detail- and service-oriented.

Job candidates must have attended a one-year certificate program, and may have to pass an exam depending on the state. The median annual salary is $35,980, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Although these quiz results indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.