Published: August 3, 2018
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, expects the need for registered dental hygienists (RDH) to grow by as much as 19% between 2014 and 2025.
And the world of work is changing, as the “gig economy” takes hold. Workers are opting for a more flexible career in which they can control their time and choose employers that offer them the freedom and flexibility to design their own lives around their own unique talents, skills, and values.
Healthcare workers – particularly those in the dental health industry, are no exception.
If you’re currently working as a dental hygienist and want to re-evaluate your current position, or if you’re just starting to research career and educational opportunities, the following seven steps will outline how you can pursue a successful, rewarding career as a dental hygienist. READ MORE
Published: August 1, 2018
As recently as five years ago, companies defined their success by their longevity or the size of their workforce.
That’s no longer the case.
In today’s business environment, technology-driven agility and innovation are the driving factors of business success, transforming not only how the work gets done, but also who is doing it.
Traditionally, a “flexible” workforce has been defined as temporary labor, composed of employees who worked holidays, summer vacations, or school breaks, as companies needed extra workers.
Now a “flexible” workforce means people who work how they want, where they want, when they want, and for the employers they want – as companies find they need to respond to changing market conditions faster and with more flexibility than a full-time, permanent staff might enable them to.
Welcome to the gig economy. It’s here to stay. READ MORE
Published: July 29, 2018
Why do people consider RDH jobs?
Many feel rewarded by hands-on technical work. Others seek the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. And others pursue RDH jobs because of the flexibility and growth opportunities they offer.
No matter what their reasons, and no matter what their level of experience, the outlook for people seeking RDH jobs is good. With advances in healthcare technology in general, and dentistry in particular, opportunities for personal and professional growth will expand for the foreseeable future.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of May 2017 there were 211,600 registered dental hygienists, and projects a growth rate for the profession of up to 20% by 2025, as opposed to the projected growth rate of 7% for all professions. READ MORE