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The boom in demand for health care personnel across the US is also seen in the state of Mississippi. Nationwide, the demand for dental assistants is expected to grow by almost 20% this decade. [Seguir leyendo en español]

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment in dental assisting in Mississippi will grow more slowly than the national rate at 0.9% in the 10 years to 2026 during the same period.

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Requirements

Any dental assistant involved in direct patient care in Mississippi must hold a current CPR certification. There are no further specific educational requirements for dental assistants, except for those who operate x-ray equipment or perform dental radiographic procedures. All such assistants must either hold a DANB CDA certification, graduate from a CODA-accredited dental assisting program or complete a Mississippi Board-approved radiology seminar and exam.

Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

Dental Assistants in the state of Mississippi were reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to have earned in 2016 an average annual salary of $32,740, which is equivalent to $15.74 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS260$16.12$33,520
Hattiesburg, MS170$13.35$27,770
Jackson, MS610$17.15$35,670
Memphis, TN-MS-AR980$18.14$37,740
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College Listings

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Jackson, MS

Hinds Community College

505 East Main Street, Raymond, Mississippi 39154
(601) 857-5261
http://catalog.hindscc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=1&poid=29&returnto=4

The Certificate program at Hinds Community College is taught at their Raymond campus. The college has about 11,667 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $2,260 per year. Tuition for students from outside Mississippi is $4,860.

Hinds Community College

505 East Main Street, Raymond, Mississippi 39154
(601) 857-5261
https://www.hindscc.edu/programs-of-study/nursing-and-health-related-programs/Dental-Assisting-Technology/

The Associate’s program at Hinds Community College is offered at their campus in the town of Raymond. Most of the school’s 11,667 students are on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $2,260 per year. The fees for students from outside Mississippi are $4,860.

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Delta Technical College

6550 D Interstate Blvd., Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637
(662) 280-1443
https://www.deltatechnicalcollege.com/programs/dental-assisting-training/

The Certificate program at Delta Technical College is offered at their campus in Horn Lake in Desoto County. The majority of the school’s 608 students are on < 2-year programs. The dental assistant program has annual tuition fees of $13,761 and material costs of $139. The average completion time for the program is 9 months.

Meridian, MS

Meridian Community College

910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, Mississippi 39307-5801
(601) 483-8241 x799
http://www.meridiancc.edu/portfolio/dental-assisting-technology/

Meridian Community College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the town of Meridian, MS. The program is ADA accredited. The college has approximately 4,138 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $2,410 per year. Fees for out-of-state students are $3,690.

Picayune, MS

Pearl River Community College

101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470
(601) 403-1000
http://www.prcc.edu/career-tech/dental-assisting

Pearl River Community College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in Poplarville in Pearl River County, MS. This public college has around 5,306 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition is approximately $2,630 per year. Fees for out-of-state students are $5,028.

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