Dental Ceramists


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
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100060
Dental Ceramists

Dental Ceramists - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Many technicians work in dental laboratories. Most of these labs are small, privately owned businesses with fewer than five employees.

Major employers:

  • Dental laboratories
  • Dentists' offices and clinics

Outlook

Demand for dental laboratory technicians will be strong. As veneers and crowns become less expensive, demand for these appliances will increase. In addition, an aging population and the need for dental crowns and bridges will contribute to job growth. However, this is a small occupation and few job openings are expected to occur.

Technicians with professional certifications and experience with technology will have the best prospects.

Dental Laboratory Technicians (CIS 100060)

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Illinois
1,170
Small
&
17.2%
5.8%
>>>>
160
Few
  Champaign Area
35
Small
&
20.0%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
26
Small
&
19.2%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
445
Small
&
16.2%
5.6%
>>>>
60
Few
  Decatur Area
5
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
52
Small
&
17.3%
9.7%
>>>>
7
Few
  Du Page County
97
Small
&
15.5%
5.4%
>>>>
13
Few
  Edwardsville Area
11
Very small
&
9.1%
5.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
6
Very small
&
33.3%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Lake County
273
Medium
&
19.0%
8.6%
>>>>
38
High
  McHenry County
51
Medium
&
17.6%
6.8%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
10
Very small
&
20.0%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
17
Very small
&
23.5%
3.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
35
Very small
&
8.6%
7.3%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
7
Very small
&
28.6%
4.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Rock Island-Moline Area
13
Very small
&
7.7%
5.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rockford Area
16
Very small
&
25.0%
7.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
10
Very small
&
30.0%
4.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
17
Very small
&
17.6%
6.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Vermilion County
23
Medium
&
17.4%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
28
Very small
&
17.9%
9.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
United States
36,200
Small
&
9.4%
3.7%
>>>>
4,600
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.