Dentists: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition

Job prospects remain strong for dentists, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. The data shows 141,900 dentists of all specialties currently in practice. Many more will be needed to replace the large number of practitioners expected to retire in the coming years.

Other interesting facts:

  • Prosthodontists (28%) and orthodontists (20%) will the see the greatest increase in employment.
  • 75 percent of dentists are in solo practices.
  • A salaried dentist earned an average of $142,870 in May 2008.
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