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Dentists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be dentists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Critical Thinking4.124.38
Judgment and Decision Making4.124.12
Reading Comprehension45
Speaking44
Active Listening44

Dentists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be dentists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Problem Sensitivity4.255.12
Finger Dexterity4.254.75
Arm-Hand Steadiness4.124.62
Near Vision4.124.88
Deductive Reasoning4.124.88

Dentists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be dentists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Medicine and Dentistry55.69
Customer and Personal Service4.245.43
English Language3.934.14
Biology3.523.72
Psychology3.434.04

Dentists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being dentists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Getting Information4.685.04
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public4.675.41
Assisting and Caring for Others4.655.53
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge4.646.02
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.635.34

Dentists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being dentists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.66
Integrity4.49
Dependability4.42
Concern for Others4.32
Self Control4.31

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Dentists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Dentists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim6,580 $143,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington3,060 $170,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward2,630 $175,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach2,040 $136,800
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn2,010 $187,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land2,000 $189,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale1,940 $182,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell1,910 $175,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1,670 $157,690
San Diego-Carlsbad1,410 $186,320

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to dentists

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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