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Archive for August 2014

Can I Get a Job After I Graduate from Your Course?

da-teeth-dummyCan I get a job after I graduate from your course? We are always a bit surprised that we get asked this question time and time again! The quick answer to this question is YES! Will WE find that job for you? NO.

How successful have our students been at getting a job? VERY! We push our students very hard into getting out there and interviewing for a job within the first month of our course. We help each student prepare professional resumes and cover letters to ensure their confidence is high. Historically, about 1/3 of our students are hired prior to graduation!

da-smileThis means that those who have been hired during the course are actually getting paid to do their intern/externships because the Dentists want to make sure the student will stay with them after graduation! On average, 80% of our graduated students have jobs within the first three months.

We do not guarantee that a student will get hired after taking this course. We give our students the training, knowledge, and skills required to get an entry level job as a Dental Assistant, and we know the need for Dental Assistants are very high throughout the entire United States. However, we have no control over individual personalities and motivation that are key to acquiring a job.da-needle

As I recall my college years, I don’t remember ever asking my college if I would be able to get a job once I finished. I KNEW I would get a job and it would be because of the effort I put into doing so. My Dad always taught me that if I was looking for an eight hour a day job, then I should spend eight hours a day looking for a job until I found one!