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Pre-Dentistry – Careers


What Can I Do With A Pre-Dentistry Degree?

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums and related parts of the mouth and provide advice and instruction on maintaining oral health. Dentists must be licensed in all states. In order to qualify for the license applicants must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for dentists in 2012 was $149,310. Employment is projected to grow 16 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.



Office of Career and Professional Development

We are here to help students navigate their way through the process of seeking meaningful and valuable career experiences, including on-campus employment, internships, service opportunities, and part-time and full-timework. Our team helps you develop a resume and cover letters, conduct mock interviews and contemplate your future career choices. We also offer ongoing professional development workshops and events.

Our partnership begins right away. When you arrive on campus, you’ll work in tandem with a life coach to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Maryville.

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