Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Occupational Outlook Handbook
The median annual wage for a dental laboratory technician was
$34,170 in May 2008, according to the latest BLS data. Job growth
in the field is projected to increase faster than average over the
next ten years, largely because the population is aging. Older
people are more likely to require the dental products produced by
dental lab techs.
Other interesting notes:
- In 2008, there were 20 programs in dental laboratory technology
accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in conjunction
with the American Dental Association.
- There are approximately 46,000 dental laboratory technicians
- Another 6,400 technicians will be needed by 2018 to meet
Read the full BLS report.
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