Dentist employment to jump 18% in 10-year span — Why?

Employment for dentists is likely to surpass the average employment rate across all occupations, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data published in 2015.

Here's what you should note:

1. Between 2014 and 2024, dentist employment is projected to rally 18 percent.

2. Factors spurring growth in this sector include growing demand for dental services coupled with an aging population.

3. Additionally, patients are increasingly seeking cosmetic dental services and more Americans have health insurance, fueling job growth for dentists.

4. In the coming years, dentists are expected to employ more hygienists and dental assistants who can perform routine services.  

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