Rexburg, ID has two dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Idaho State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 13,493. It is the 3704th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Dental Assistant students from Rexburg 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 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $67,320. Dental assistants in this area earn $24,110/yr and there are 130 employed.
Rexburg lies in Madison county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the East Idaho nonmetropolitan area has 48,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.1% unemployment rate, $19.16/hr average worker wage, and a $39,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.800 out of every 1000 jobs in Rexburg are held by dental assistants, and 1.098/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Rexburg, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Idaho State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,421/yr) for dental assistant students, with Eastern Idaho Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $11,592/yr.