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Dental Hygienist
 
 
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Summary

ActivitiesClean teeth and examine mouth, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop X-rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$68,250 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsFlexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. Full-time, part-time, evening, and weekend schedules are widely available.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Time Management, Active Learning, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesFinger Dexterity, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision

InterviewsSherri Gollins
     
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