Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two dental assistant schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 628. It is the 4219th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Dental Assistant students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 440 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $58,290. Dental assistants in this area earn $31,930/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by dental assistants, and 2/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($17,145/yr) for dental assistant students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|