A Dental Assistant (sometimes referred to as Dental Nurse) prepares patients for dental examinations and assists Dental Practitioners with instruments, treatments and X-rays. The average salary of a Dental Assistant is $43,454 per annum.
To become a Dental Assistant, you'll usually have to complete a certain amount of training such as a VET qualification in dental assisting.
Projection: 4% more Dental Assistants employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)
The top three regions for employment as a Dental Assistant are:
Become a qualified Dental Assistant with this accredited TAFE course. You'll learn how to work alongside Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists.