Morehead City, NC has five dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Miller-Motte College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 995. It is the 3827th highest ranked school in the USA and the 69th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Dental Assistant students from Morehead City 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 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 180 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $58,850. Dental assistants in this area earn $32,770/yr and there are 390 employed.
Morehead City lies in Carteret county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 181,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.06/hr average worker wage, and a $33,400 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.138 out of every 1000 jobs in Morehead City are held by dental assistants, and 1.016/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 5 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Morehead City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte College comes out as the most expensive ($28,612/yr) for dental assistant students, with Wayne Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,661/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Morehead City|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||32.2 miles|