Dalton, GA has nineteen dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 1,055. It is the 2221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 52nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Dental Assistant students from Dalton 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 Dalton area alone, there are 50 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $53,950. Dental assistants in this area earn $32,820/yr and there are 50 employed.
Dalton lies in Whitfield county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Dalton area has 66,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $34,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Dalton are held by dental assistants, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 19 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Dalton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Norcross comes out as the most expensive ($23,560/yr) for dental assistant students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville as the lowest, reported at only $3,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dalton|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||15.9 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||36.3 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||72.8 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||81.3 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||92.5 miles|