Idaho Falls, ID (population: 56,222) has one dental assistant school within its city limits. Eastern Idaho Technical College has a total student population of 886. It is the 4554th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Dental Assistant students from Idaho Falls 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 Idaho Falls area alone, there are 150 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $60,120. Dental assistants in this area earn $27,180/yr and there are 190 employed.
Idaho Falls lies in Bonneville county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Idaho Falls area has 49,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,260 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Idaho Falls are held by dental assistants, and 3/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Idaho Technical College ends up costing a student $11,592/yr.