Dental Hygienist Salary – What You Need to Know to Make Big Money

I am a professional dental hygienist, and I make a lot of money. My salary has increased over 50% the past few years, and there are a few reasons why. Before I get into that, let me tell you that I never planned on being a dental professional. In fact, I wasn’t too sure of what I wanted to do, its not like we are handed a road map at birth with perfect suggestions and a blueprint for our life. But I truly believe if you seek, you’ll find.

A few years ago I was really unhappy with my position in life. I wanted something more. I didn’t exactly know how to get it, but I knew something needed to change. I began doing research on the internet for jobs, and I took all kinds of personality tests were supposed to match me with just the right career path. But to be honest, I totally disagreed with the personality test and it’s choice of occupation for me! So I threw it out, and started over.

By the stroke of luck, I found an advertisement from a dentist, saying that dental hygienists make a really strong stable salary, and for some reason, the idea of helping people heal, the opportunity to be around other like-minded ambitious people, and the chance to make good money really excited me.

I got training immediately and became certified as a hygienist, and now my life is better than ever. And here’s what I discovered.

They are the three keys to making big money as a dental hygienist:

  • Dentists actually need hygienists to assist them in various procedures.
  • Any dentist running a real practice, must have hygienists on staff in order to meet demand.
  • Hygienists have specialized skills that only they know!

Not only do these three things enable you make big money in the dental field, but you are going to have your dentist trying to give you raises and bonuses to keep you from leaving and going to work with somebody else!

The bottom line is, as an educated, hard-working professional you easily can earn a dental hygienist salary of up to a hundred thousand dollars or well over that. As long as you are confident that you are needed and wanted on the work force, you expect and ask for higher pay and bonuses. To me, if you don’t, you’re not getting what you deserve.

Like I said, becoming a dental professional changed my life. I am so happy I chose this path and stuck to it. I now make far more money than I ever thought possible!

Source by Kristen Lumbato

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