Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has four dental assistant schools within its city limits. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio. To learn more about dental assistant programs in Columbus, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of dental assistant professors at Ohio State University such as Jo Bacusmo, Patrick Bullinger, Wenlan Chen, Yu-Yen Chen, Chu Young Chon, and Eric Crouser.
Dental Assistant students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 1,190 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $69,790. Dental assistants in this area earn $37,680/yr and there are 1,700 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.868 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by dental assistants, and 1.308/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 4 dental assistant schools in Columbus, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ohio Institute of Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($24,480/yr) for dental assistant students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|