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Pre dental program - careers

Curious what you can do after your pre dental program? Find potential career paths below:

Dental School1

Our pre dental program – with majors in biology or chemistry – is designed to help students fulfill entrance requirements for dental school. Becoming a doctor of dentistry is a distinguished, and often lucrative, profession, at an average annual median wage of $158,120. And at a projected growth rate of 19 percent over the next several years, demand is up, as well.

Natural Sciences Manager2

Apart from continuing studies into dentistry, a biology degree from University of the Cumberlands also offers a solid degree path, in and of itself, to a career. With it, you’ll have the scientific foundation you need to work in, and even manage, laboratories and scientific studies. The average median wage for Natural Sciences Managers is $118,970 per year with an expected growth rate of 10 percent by 2026.


Chemistry majors also have solid, pre-med career potential – including as a chemist. In a field projected to grow 7 percent over the better part of the next decade, chemists and material scientists average a median wage of $76,280 annually.


  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Pediatric Dentist
  • Family Dentist
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Laboratory Director
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Chemist

"19 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Dentists by 20261

2Natural Sciences Managers
3Chemists and Material Scientists