The PathMatch Guide to

Orthodontistry

A Day in the Life

Orthodontists are dental specialists trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat dental and facial irregularities. They can recommend and provide treatment opions for crooked teeth, bad bites, and unaligned jaws. They also can straighten teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or other appliances.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Ability to identify and work with the right appliances¬†
  • Excellent fine motor skills
  • Strong critical thinking and interpersonal skills¬†
  • Superb communication skills

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Jobs

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Orthodontic Assistant
  2. Orthodontic/Dental Hygienist
  3. Orthodontist
  4. Senior Orthodontist/Partner
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Demand for Talent

  • Current Demand: FIRE
  • As the population grows, there will be more of a demand for orthodontists in order to rectify dental and facial problems

Compensation

$50K-$90K
Orthodontic Assistant
$70K-$120K
Orthodontic/Dental Hygienist
$113K-$200K
Orthodontist
$200K+
Senior Orthodontist/Partner

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

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Job Stability Score

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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