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Dental Hygienist. Zana Strickland. WHAT THEY DO. Take X-rays. Cleans Teeth Records and review patient medical histories. Examines gums for certain diseases. WHY THIS CAREER IS FOR ME. I like being around people. Help out with no problems involved. I like to be in control of things.

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dental hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Zana Strickland

what they do
WHAT THEY DO
  • Take X-rays.
  • Cleans Teeth
  • Records and review patient medical histories.
  • Examines gums for certain diseases.
why this career is for me
WHY THIS CAREER IS FOR ME
  • I like being around people.
  • Help out with no problems involved.
  • I like to be in control of things.
  • Like to do hands-on work.
  • Very friendly.
skills you need
SKILLS YOU NEED
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Instructing
  • Coordination
  • Time management
  • Active listening
  • Persuasive
what to learn
WHAT TO LEARN
  • Take a high school course in Healthcare Science
  • Associate’s degree or higher.
  • On the job Training.
money outlook
MONEY & OUTLOOK

Local

  • Average: $65,570
  • Experienced: $489,220
  • Average Hourly: $31.52
  • Increasing. Annual growth rate is 37%. 353 job openings

National

  • Average Wage: $68,680
  • Average Hourly Wage: $33.02
related careers
RELATED CAREERS
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dentists
  • Orthodontists
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
summary
SUMMARY

Performs non-surgical dental treatments and instructs individuals in the care of the teeth and gums. This career is part of the healthcare science pathway. You have be to very coordinated with hands and eyes. It often takes two years to receive a Associate's degree to become a Dental Hygienist and licensed in the state you which to practice in.