Macon, GA (population: 94,286) has one dental assistant school within its city limits. Central Georgia Technical College has a total student population of 6,950. It is the 5038th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Dental Assistant students from Macon 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 Macon area alone, there are 240 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $45,030. Dental assistants in this area earn $30,480/yr and there are 110 employed.
Macon lies in Bibb county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Macon area has 95,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Macon are held by dental assistants, and 3/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Georgia Technical College ends up costing a student $5,106/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Macon|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||16.0 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||23.8 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||74.1 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||80.5 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||82.1 miles|