Prescott, AZ (population: 44,035) has eight dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northern Arizona University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 23,597. It is the 225th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arizona.
Dental Assistant students from Prescott schools who go on to become dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 294,020 people working as dental assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,000. Also, Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Prescott area alone, there are 100 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $82,930. Dental assistants in this area earn $32,800/yr and there are 180 employed.
Prescott lies in Yavapai county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Prescott area has 57,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Prescott are held by dental assistants, and 2/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 8 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Prescott, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Bryman School of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($25,614/yr) for dental assistant students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Prescott|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||7.7 miles|