The Health Care Industry Is Essential For Living A Good Life

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Maintaining your health is essential to living a good life. Doctor visits, surgeries, and prescriptions play a major part in many lives. According to CFNC.org, the health care industry is the “largest and fastest growing industry in the United States.” This industry provides over 10 million jobs in more than 200 careers to people all over the country (CFNC.org). Out of the 200 career options, dentistry is one of the top flourishing fields. This field houses dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Out of the three, dentists are the ringleaders in their practices. “Dentists diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums and other related oral structures, in order to increase the vitality of…show more content…
In addition to a bachelor’s degree one must successfully complete four years of schooling from an accredited dental school. The application process for dental school is extensive. One must not only complete the application but also the proper prerequisites, letters of recommendation, and a certain amount of volunteering/shadowing. Dental school requires one to take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). This standardized test is used to create an equal playing field for all applicants around the country. The test encompasses various questions on reading comprehension, chemistry, mathematics, biology and mathematics. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry founded in 1875 is located in Ann Harbor, Michigan, and is ranked the number one dental school to attend. This past year, University of Michigan accepted a limited amount of 108 applicants out of 1,964 applications received; out of the 108 admitted 45 are out-of-state (dent.umich.edu). Although limited, Michigan accepts about 21 percent more the other dental schools. For non-residents, University of Michigan can cost up to $55,811 a year (finaid.umich.edu). This public school consists of 50% male and 50% female. Its average GPA of the admitted students is 3.55 (dent.umich.edu). Each applicant is required to complete the following courses with the “C” average or higher: six semester hours of English composition, eight hours of biology with labs, eight hours of inorganic chemistry, eight hours
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