Dental laboratory technicians held about 46,000 jobs in 2008. About 58
percent of jobs were in medical equipment and supplies manufacturing, which
usually are small, privately owned businesses with fewer than five employees.
However, some laboratories are large; a few employ more than 1,000 workers.
In addition to manufacturing laboratories, many dental laboratory technicians
worked in offices of dentists. Some dental laboratory technicians open their own
Source: Bureau of Labor
Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook
Handbook, 2010-11 Edition