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What education do you need to become a Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care?


1. To work in this field, you must have a high school diploma and you usually need a college or university program in your specialty.

2. You may need licensing in your province or territory.

3. To be a dental hygienist, you need a two- to three-year college or university program or other approved program and you may need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.

4. To be a dental technician, you need a college program in dental technology or four or more years of on-the-job training with a dental technician. Licensing is available but not mandatory in all provinces. In Quebec, you must be a member of the Ordre professionnel des techniciens et techniciennes dentaires du Québec.

5. To be a denturist, you need a college program and may need to complete an internship program. Licensing is mandatory.

6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

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  2. What is the current Job Outlook for a Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care?
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  3. What is the future Job Outlook for a Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care?
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  4. How much does a Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care make?
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  5. What is the currently unemployment rate for a Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care"?
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  6. How many Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care are employed part-time?
    27% of Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 26,300 workers... more
  7. How many Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care are self-employed?
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  8. What is the average age of a Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care?
    The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average influenced by a similar-to-average age of workers (38). more

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