Rome, GA has two dental assistant schools within its city limits. Coosa Valley Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 5,994. It is the 4693rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 118th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Dental Assistant students from Rome 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 Rome area alone, there are 40 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $70,860. Dental assistants in this area earn $32,590/yr and there are 80 employed.
Rome lies in Floyd county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Rome area has 37,580 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,020 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Rome are held by dental assistants, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Rome, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Coosa Valley Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($7,268/yr) for dental assistant students, with Georgia Highlands College as the lowest, reported at only $6,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rome|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||1.6 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||39.5 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||55.2 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||56.9 miles|