Strong Demand Seen for Dental Assistants in Austin Area

Posted Monday, Nov 14, 2011 by Allen B. Ury

Dental Assistant ProgramFor dental assistants, job prospects in the Austin area look very strong, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Employment forecasts for 2008-18 (the most recent period for which statistics are available) show a projected increase of 35.8 percent over the decade.* This translates to the addition of 390 dental assisting jobs for the Austin metro area.

The upbeat future for dental assistants in the Austin area is due to 1) the projected increase in local population, 2) the aging of this population, which increases demand for health care-related services and, 3) dentists continuing to hire dental assistants to handle routine office and patient care functions.

Train To Be a Dental Assistant at Everest Institute in Austin

If you have an interest in the dental field and would like to take advantage of the continuing demand for dental assistants in the Austin area, you can prepare yourself to compete for entry-level positions in this profession by taking the Dental Assistant career education program at Everest Institute in Austin.

Designed to have you trained and ready to work in just eight months, Everest’s Dental Assistant program combines intensive classroom education with hands-on training in a simulated dental office setting. Courses are taught by experienced dental assistants who bring real-world wisdom to their teaching. Classes are small to make sure you get the individualized attention you may need.

When you finish the program, Everest’s Career Services department can help you transition from school to the workplace. Our school’s career services professionals can support you with:

  • Resume preparation
  • Interview coaching
  • Wardrobe selection
  • Contacting local employers
  • Setting interview appointments

About the Austin Campus

In Austin, Texas, Everest Institute is located at 9100 U.S. Highway 290 East (78724). The campus is on the city’s northeast side near the intersection of Highway 290 and Highway 183. In addition to its Dental Assistant program, the school offers the following short-term career education programs:

  • Electrical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (MIBC)

For more information on program schedules, tuition and how to enroll, contact Everest Institute today.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at

* Source: Texas Workforce Commission, Labor Market Information (Capital Area WDA):, accessed November 8, 2011.

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