Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dentists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dentists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dentists need more than the average amount of Science, Reading Comprehension, and Instructing.
Projections on wages and job growth for Dentists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Dentists are expected to see a growth of 19.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.