Nevada contains seven schools that offer dental assistant programs. Institute of Professional Careers, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in NV, has a total student population of 5 and is the 2485th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 dental assistant schools in Nevada, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem Institute-Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($24,876/yr), with Truckee Meadows Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,896/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Nevada 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 Nevada alone, there are 1,410 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $81,090. Dental assistants in this state earn $31,650/yr and there are 2,540 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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