Most dental assistants have a certificate or associate degree. The most common areas of study are Biology, Dental Assisting, Cosmetology, and Clinical Medical Assisting.

What degrees do dental assistants have?

The most common degree held by dental assistants is Biology, held by 13% of dental assistants. Other common degrees include Dental Assisting, Cosmetology, and Clinical Medical Assisting.

Get a detailed breakdown of dental assistants and the different types of degrees they hold:

Degrees that dental assistants hold

Degrees % of dental assistants
Biology 13%
Dental Assisting 7%
Cosmetology 5%
Clinical Medical Assisting 2%

What level of education do dental assistants have?

Dental Assistants often have similar levels of education. 83% of dental assistants have a certificate or associate degree, with the second most common being a high school diploma at 9%.

Level of education that dental assistants have

Education % of dental assistants
No education 0%
High school diploma 9%
Certificate or associate degree 83%
Bachelor's degree 2%
Master's degree 6%
Doctorate 0%