North Atlanta, GA (population: 51,827) has twenty dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Adventist University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 2,891. It is the 2316th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Dental Assistant students from North Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 3,280 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $68,460. Dental assistants in this area earn $36,250/yr and there are 4,740 employed.
North Atlanta lies in DeKalb county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in North Atlanta are held by dental assistants, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 20 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of North Atlanta, 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 Middle Georgia Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,582/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||15.4 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.7 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||75.3 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||84.7 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||93.9 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||95.5 miles|