Dental schools typically require students to have a minimum of three years of post-secondary education including courses in chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, and physics.

On many campuses, Pre-Dentistry students can be intense, grade-conscious, and competitive. Facing strong competition for admission to medical school, they cannot allow themselves too much leisure time to participate in extracurricular activities.


Wage: $163,220
10 Year Growth Rate: 8.0%
Education Requirements:
Doctoral or professional degree
Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Wage: $39,090
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.0%
Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent
Dental Assistants
Wage: $38,660
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.0%
Education Requirements:
Postsecondary nondegree award