Dental Assistant (Female, Age 44) in Jacksonville, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Dental Assistant|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||10 Years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
A private practice-semi-retired doctor
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Assisting doctor chairside next to patients, sterilizing instruments, making appointments, billing insurance companies, ordering supplies and answering the phone-depending which day of the week it is.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
When the semi-retired doctor is off I am alone in the office. Even when he is working, it is only myself, the doc, and a patient. I see people but not in large numbers. I dont care for large numbers of peeps.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Small house converted into dental office. I like that it was a house but it is a bit stark and cold.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 4
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Word of mouth and interview.
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no just a referral and some introductions
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
How much do I want?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
He just wanted me to jump in ready. He had his ex-aassistant train me.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Going to class just like high school though you will actually be doing whats in the book.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
For the most part but every office is setup different.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
it helped with nerves.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Go to a tech school in your area and you should be able to get certified within months.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
honesty, diligence, good health
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
somewhat but it is also personality.
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
get comfortable and interested in learning about teeth
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
It is a stable career field
What are your current career goals?
To pursue my passions and interests after work. Leaning towards the green movement.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|passed||Golden Hills dental School||dental assistant|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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