October 18, 2017

Dental

Despite the current recession, the Dental industry is a growing one.  If you find that you are someone who can pay excellent attention to detail, then you may just want to take a “bight” out of this career!

Within the Dental field you can do several things, and not all of which is to work with teeth.  Of course, that will be one of the most common of your tasks, but you can go to school for several things within this particular career.  In addition to that, you can start at the bottom and work your way up.  Taking this route might even save you some cash, and here’s why.

 

Getting Your Firm To Foot the Bill

There are many scenarios where the student might only want an associates degree, and then begin working from there.  This can actually provide a relatively high standard of life for the cost and time involved in schooling.  In addition to that, it can provide you with crucial connections to make any next career advancements if you should choose it.

One of the most common methods in advancing in the medical career is to do it slowly.  Now, many doctors and dentists can simply hop right from a BS in pre-med and then it is off to medical school.  Of course, this is definitely the most pricey way to go.

 

One Bight At A Time

One of the most common ways to advance is by starting out with your associates degree.  This is relatively cheap to most standards and you will be able to begin your career rather quickly.  Among some of the jobs you will be doing is medical insurance encoding and even dental hygienist and assistant’s work.

From there, you can either park it, or you can begin talking to your firm or office about possible funding for future schooling.  In addition to that, you will also be afforded time to hunt down scholarships while you are working.  Not only does this take the pressure off your schedule, but it will open you up to far more possibilities than jumping from one school and then diving right into another.

In addition to that, even though you are working through your associate’s degree right after high school, there are still many other opportunities you can explore.  Why sit and pay for it when you still may be able to find scholarships such as these…

Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship Fund

Two qualified medical students will each be awarded a $2,250 scholarship.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
– Applicant must be a resident of Lycoming County in the state of Pennsylvania
– Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school within the United States

Applicant must submit:
– A completed application form
– Two reference letters, from persons other than family members, documenting the applicant’s integrity, interpersonal skills, and potential as a future physician
– A letter, on school letterhead, from the applicant’s medical school verifying that he/she is enrolled full time as a medical student at their institution
– A typed one-page essay specifically describing why the applicant chose to become a physician and what contributions he/she expects to make to the health profession

Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) Medical Student Scholarship

Two qualified medical students will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
– Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington or Westmoreland.
– Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student.
– Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited Pennsylvania medical school.
– Applicant must be enrolled or entering his/her third or fourth year of medical school.

Applicant must submit:
– A completed scholarship application form.
– Two reference letters, from persons other than family members, documenting the applicant’s integrity, interpersonal skills, and potential as a future physician. Note: One reference letter must be from either a medical school professor or a physician.
– A letter, on school letterhead, from the applicant’s medical school verifying that he/she is enrolled full time as a third or fourth-year medical student at that institution.
– A typed one-page essay addressing the following: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How do you plan to give back to the community?