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Orthodontists - What They Do

Orthodontists have generally received their First professional degree before they enter the job market. Once employed, Orthodontists can expect to earn an average of $288,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Orthodontists will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 9.2% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Orthodontists are extremely entrepreneurial in nature. Currently, 43.3% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Orthodontists can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 0.3% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

Dental schools typically require students to have a minimum of three years of post-secondary education including courses in chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, and physics. On many campuses, Pre-Dentistry students can be intense, grade-conscious, and competitive. Facing strong competition for admission ...more