Midwest Institute – Earth City Branch

4260 Shoreline Drive, Earth City, MO, 63045

(314) 965-8363

Midwest Institute is dedicated to providing career training to select women and men for professional service to the community. Our goal is to provide a strong educational program for persons with a secondary education and a sincere interest in achieving their career goals.

www.midwestinstitute.com

Degree Programs Offered

  • Dental
  • Medical

Careers

Dental
Medical Careers

Dental Assistants

Dental assistants assist the dentist and keep patient records. They also set up the patient and dental equipment. They assist the dentist in times of emergency and instruct patients in proper teeth cleaning, monitor supplies and inventory and may clean and polish hand-held dental instruments.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

14.34%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists clean teeth and remove stains and deposits from teeth. They look at teeth and gums for signs of disease. They educate patients on brushing and flossing, take and develop X-rays, and apply fluoride or sealants on teeth and help keep the dental equipment in good working order and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

14.29%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Dentists, General

Dentists care not only for teeth and gums, but also for the muscles and bones within or supporting the mouth. They do routine procedures such as filling cavities, cleaning teeth and repairing broken ones. They may also perform surgeries within or around the mouth to promote dental health, improve appearance and prevent disease.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

15.05%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral surgeons, also referred to oral and maxillofacial surgeons, diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and defects in the mouth, jaws, neck, face and skull regions. Common treatments include the removal of impacted teeth, reconstructive surgery, lip reconstruction and insertion of dental implants.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

19.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Prosthodontists

Prosthodontist specialize in crowns, bridges and dentures and other methods to replace missing teeth.  They construct oral prostheses to correct natural and acquired deformation of mouth and jaws to restore and maintain oral function, such as chewing and speaking, and to improve appearance.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

19.80%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Medical Assistants

Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and billing and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examinations and drawing blood.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

17.24%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants provide health care services under a physician’s supervision. They perform tasks that are usually performed by doctors. They conduct physical exams and provide treatment, and counsel patients. Physician assistants may prescribe medications.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

25.48%

Education Required

Master's Degree

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