Deciding what you want to do with your life after high school can be overwhelming, stressful, and downright difficult.
Unfortunately a majority of the time you are given two options: work or college. Even worse, the pay off is not worth the time and money and you are put in a never ending circle of debt, no sleep, and a lackluster education. You know the routine… you need a degree AND years of experience right out of college to get a job now a days…
Schools like Indiana University, Indiana State University, Purdue University, and Ball State University could cost in the range of $17,000 – $23,000 per year for a 2015 – 2016 term. Tuition only is an increasing number all around and you would be paying $7,000 -$10,000 with a 5.84% interest rate after graduation.
What Kind of Learner Are You?
If you are an active learner: meaning you do well in small group settings, respond well to hands on training, and enjoy knowing your instructors and peers on a personal level, consider Dental Office Training by Lynn (D.O.T.). DOT is a dental assisting program that equips you for the real world the second you graduate from the school. Dentists are looking for students fresh out of the school so they can continue to train you in the way that best fits their office!
What’s Different About Dental Assisting?
On average, a dental assistant makes$34,381 or $15-$17/hour. That number can vary depending upon which doctor you work for and your location. There are programs designed to get people equipped with the training and certifications needed to begin a career in the dental and health support field, while furthering your knowledge base with hands-on experience.
Colleges require loads of general studies classes that don’t pertain to your major, and waste your time and money. With DOT, you can become a dental assistant in 12 weeks! Aside from a general dental assisting degree, you can advance your education by taking an expanded functions course. The expanded functions course allows you to “expand” your skills so you can perform advanced duties in the dental office. After DOT’s course you will be equipped to start a dental assisting career the week after graduation!