Port Charlotte, FL (population: 49,392) has one dental assistant school within its city limits. Charlotte Technical Center has a total student population of 461. It is the 3405th highest ranked school in the USA and the 175th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dental Assistant students from Port Charlotte 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 Punta Gorda area alone, there are 90 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $65,930. Dental assistants in this area earn $38,080/yr and there are 90 employed.
Port Charlotte lies in Charlotte county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Punta Gorda area has 38,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,770 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Port Charlotte are held by dental assistants, and 2/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charlotte Technical Center ends up costing a student $3,304/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Port Charlotte|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||6.4 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||23.7 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||25.1 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||29.6 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||49.1 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||62.4 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||70.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||93.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||94.4 miles|