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Bates' dental assisting program was the first in the nation to earn American Dental Association accreditation. In just one year, you can earn your degree. Prepare to take the national board exam, and earn your credential as a certified dental assistant.
Then, launch your career and become a chair-side dental assistant, dental office manager, or infection-control specialist. According to the Employment Security Department, the annual pay for dental assistants in Wash. averages $41,170 per year.
Mick McGuire, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanic
As a young boy, tinkering with things sparked Mick McGuire's love for engines. The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic instructor's father worked at a local newspaper and would often bring items home for Mick to tinker with. Around the age of 12, Mick rebuilt a boat and attempted to create an outboard motor, but the cord was too short. Eventually, he turned his attention to building an all-terrain vehicle and learning about Briggs and Stratton engines. Now, Mick is an instructor at Bates Technical College.