Prospective Students

Virtual Advising: Why Dentistry?

Dentistry Named One of the Best Careers of 2019!

(U.S. News & World Report)

  • Median Salary: $151,440

  • Unemployment Rate: 0.9 percent

  • Expected Job Openings: 25,700

  • According to Bureau Labor Statistics, projected 16% growth between 2012-22

  • Job flexibility and work-life balance rank high in job satisfaction

Top 10 Reasons to Consider Dentistry

  1. Service to Others – Help people maintain and improve their oral and overall health.

  2. Balanced Lifestyle – Dentistry offers a flexible career with work/life balance.

  3. Empower your Patients – You can give your patients beautiful, healthy smiles!

  4. Technology and Research – Be part of scientific advancements in dentistry.

  5. Be a Leader – Dentistry is one of the most respected professions.

  6. Prevention and Education – Educate others on the importance of oral health.

  7. Detect Disease – Detection and treatment of disease, including cancers.

  8. Be Creative – Dentistry is a perfect balance of art and science!

  9. Potential for Success – Dentists are in demand with our aging population and greater access to care.

  10. Self-Employment Opportunities – Own your own practice – be your own boss!