Oakwood, GA has two dental assistant schools within its city limits. Gainesville State College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 8,801. It is the 4356th highest ranked school in the USA and the 101st highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Dental Assistant students from Oakwood 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 Gainesville area alone, there are 110 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $60,780. Dental assistants in this area earn $30,550/yr and there are 160 employed.
Oakwood lies in Hall county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Gainesville area has 71,020 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,810 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakwood are held by dental assistants, and 2/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Oakwood, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lanier Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,432/yr) for dental assistant students, with Gainesville State College as the lowest, reported at only $7,236/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakwood|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||36.0 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||39.3 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||51.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||74.3 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.7 miles|