Paducah, KY has one dental assistant school within its city limits. West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a total student population of 7,464. It is the 4269th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Dental Assistant students from Paducah 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 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 80 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $53,150. Dental assistants in this area earn $27,340/yr and there are 310 employed.
Paducah lies in McCracken county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 145,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $16.51/hr average worker wage, and a $34,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.116 out of every 1000 jobs in Paducah are held by dental assistants, and 0.543/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Kentucky Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $7,303/yr.
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|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||52.9 miles|