Should I carry on with my dental hygiene courses?

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    Ellie
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    I recently graduated and am I’m looking for a job in the dental industry right now. My ideal job is to become a dentist’s assistant. However, I’m debating whether or not to carry on with my dental education.

    I actually have a couple of good leads as far as getting a job is concerned, but I was told not to stop the education process. I’m not sure what to do. Have any of you been in such a dilemma? Continue school or find a job? What should I do?

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    Miss Phillips
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    I was in a similar situation not too long ago. I decided to carry on with my education. I also did land a job. In my case, I decided to work part-time and carry on with my training. I was living with my parents (I still do) and that really helped.

    It can be so much harder if you’re on your own, especially financially. You could try to do that if it’s possible. Living at home had advantages and disadvantages. In the end, I found that the advantages outweighed the disadvantages.

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    Ellie
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    Was it hard to do that?

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    Miss Phillips
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    Well, it wasn’t easy. Nothing ever is, when you think about it. You have to stay focused and determined. You also need to be pretty organized. You can do it, believe me. It seems kind of daunting, I know, but when you get down to it, you’ll be fine.

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    Ellie
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    OK, well, thanks for that. It makes me feel a little more positive about it.

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    Shen
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    If you intend to carry on, you should contact Genesis Continuing Dental Education. That’s where I go right now. I highly recommend it, in case you’re wondering where to go for your studies next. I think you should carry on and not just stop like that. Our field is one that is always evolving. You need to keep up with the changes.

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    Ellie
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    Yes, I agree there, regarding the constant evolution. I suppose that would be good for me too.

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    Shen
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    Absolutely! Imagine if you are up-to-date with all the latest. If you apply for a job, you are more likely to get it because you continued with all the latest in the industry. You would be capable of a lot more.

    If others applied, but did not maintain their training, who do you think would be in a better position to get the job? People would be more impressed with you for staying current and for continuing your dental training.

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    Ellie
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    Yeah, that’s a great point. I’d also be more confident not only applying for a job, but also if I landed it. I won’t have so much of a learning curve.

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    Shen
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    That’s right. You will have a very impressive resume. People will look at your resume and realize how serious you are about your profession. They will see how passionate you are.

    While you are continuing your education, you can also build up a healthy network. Don’t lose touch with your classmates.

    Apart from all this, you will also feel better about your job when you finally land one. You will get satisfaction from knowing you are highly qualified and can offer excellent services to patients.

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