Dental Laboratory Technicians :

Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $40,140.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,294
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 24.23 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Shape metal or plastic
Cast molds of patient anatomies to create medical or dental devices
Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds
Cast metal objects
Solder parts or workpieces
Perform dental laser welding of component parts
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Mix medical solutions safely according to instructions
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Set-up dental equipment
Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production
Fabricate medical products, parts, or components by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured medical products by hand
Pour material such as liquid plastic or metal into molds
Construct customized assistive medical or dental devices
Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Splint Application
Laboratory Equipment
Technical Support
Graphic Design

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