Becoming a dentist takes a very long time and a bunch of hard work to accomplish what you want. You have to take at least 8 years of dentistry school and have good enough grades to graduate. This is a lot of work but the payout is worth every second of hard work you ever put into it. Below are some reasons why becoming a dentist is a very smart decision.
Not only will you be doing what you love and helping people every day, but you will also be earning quite a bit of money doing so. I go into more detail in the dentist’s salaries tab above but on average you earn over $120,000 a year! That is a lot of money to be getting paid for what you enjoy doing. If you enjoy learning about the human body and mouth then becoming a dentist will suit your interests. You get to work with people every day and interact with your community. You will also have the option to become a specialist in a certain form of dentistry such as an orthodontist or oral surgeon. This adds a perk that most jobs don’t have. If you get bored being a general dentist you can always go back to school to specialize in something. This is what makes being a dentist so worthwhile.
Another perk of becoming a dentist is the fact that you get medical insurance a lot cheaper and you won’t have to pay for going to the dentist. I know it is a small perk but it is an upside to becoming a dentist. Going to school for 8+ years looks good if being a dentist just isn’t for you. It is really easy to make a seamless transition to another job in the medical field because of the education you have. If you didn’t want to stay in the medical field then going to school for 8 plus years looks good on your resume. People hire on the fact that you have a good education and when they see the number of years you went to school they will be very impressed with your achievements.
There are many more perks to becoming a dentist but those are just a few that attract people to this career path. People might get intimidated by the number of years that you will have to attend school and the hard work that is needed to do well in these schools but in the end, it pays off immensely.