Torrance, CA (population: 141,478) has forty-three dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Dental Assistant students from Torrance 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.
Of the 43 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Torrance, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career College comes out as the most expensive ($43,332/yr) for dental assistant students, with Hacienda La Puente Adult Education as the lowest, reported at only $1,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Torrance|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||5.0 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||10.7 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||13.6 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||15.1 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||16.9 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||19.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||22.1 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||23.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||24.3 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||27.1 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||27.9 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||28.2 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||29.0 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||31.0 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||32.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||33.0 miles|