Ontario, CA (population: 174,731) has two dental assistant schools within its city limits. American Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 1,115. It is the 1019th highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Dental Assistant students from Ontario 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 1,310 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $81,790. Dental assistants in this area earn $30,610/yr and there are 4,190 employed.
Ontario lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Ontario are held by dental assistants, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Ontario, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Ontario comes out as the most expensive ($22,600/yr) for dental assistant students, with American Career College as the lowest, reported at only $20,664/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ontario|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||5.4 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||9.7 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||17.2 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||19.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||20.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||27.4 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||30.5 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||30.6 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||31.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||31.4 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||32.1 miles|