Projected growth: 38 percent
Typical median annual pay: $66,100
Teeth, and jobs that involve caring for them, are here to stay. This career in preventive oral care stands to grow 38 percent through 2020. Snap on your rubber gloves, grab your fluoride tray and get to work. In most places, an associate’s degree and state license can get you started.
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Pictured, Pia McGhee, a dental hygienist, gives a sealant treatment to Aniely Figueroa, a student at Chestnut Accelerated Middle School in Springfield, at a dental clinic operated by the City of Springfield.