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Dental Laboratory Technician

Career Overview

Dental laboratory technicians construct and repair dental appliances including crowns, bridges, among other things.

Education

Requirements may depend on geographical location. A high school diploma and on-the-job training may be all that is needed to do this work. In some areas, completing a two-year college program in dental laboratory technology may be required.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$24,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$63,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Science - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Work Environment

Dental laboratory technicians often work in laboratories in medical equipment and supply manufacturing companies, and most technicians work full time.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada