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

What degrees do dental assistants have?

The most common degree held by dental assistants is Biology, held by 14% of dental assistants. Other common degrees include Cosmetology, Dental Assisting/Assistant, and Medical/Clinical Assistant.

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 14%
Cosmetology 6%
Dental Assisting/Assistant 4%
Medical/Clinical Assistant 3%

What level of education do dental assistants have?

Most dental assistants have the same level 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%