Williamsburg, KY has five dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Tennessee, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 29,934. It is the 932nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Dental Assistant students from Williamsburg 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 Kentucky nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 100 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $46,720. Dental assistants in this area earn $23,840/yr and there are 230 employed.
Williamsburg lies in Whitley county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 119,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.72/hr average worker wage, and a $34,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.960 out of every 1000 jobs in Williamsburg are held by dental assistants, and 0.837/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 5 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Williamsburg, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Tennessee comes out as the most expensive ($13,139/yr) for dental assistant students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville as the lowest, reported at only $3,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Williamsburg|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||90.1 miles|