What can one do to become a dental lab technician? While I take my prereqs over the next year in a half, I want to have some real world health care job experience. I've been looking at being a pharmacy technician (pretty good pay, you learn some great info along the way, get experience studying for and passing a board exam etc..). I also have run across the possibility of being a dental lab technician. I know once you have your CPhT and IV Certification, getting a job as a pharmacy tech is pretty straight forward. How does one become a dental lab assistant? Is there any sort of certification exam I can study for and pass similar to pharmacy tech certification? If not, what would you guys recommend? Do I just need to begin cold calling dentists to find someone who is willing to take me on part time? Is there any form of training I can get so I have at least some knowledge going in? Finally, how does being a dental lab assistant look to admissions committees? Better than a pharmacy tech? I'm battling right now on if I should stick to the pharmacy tech route or look at a dental lab assistant instead. Any comments, thoughts, advice would be much appreciated!!