Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two dental assistant schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 704. It is the 1506th highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dental Assistant students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 840 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $53,440. Dental assistants in this area earn $32,000/yr and there are 1,310 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by dental assistants, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($22,644/yr) for dental assistant students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|