Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has one dental assistant school within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute has a total student population of 798. It is the 909th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dental Assistant students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 900 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $70,230. Dental assistants in this area earn $33,870/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.909 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by dental assistants, and 1.045/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute ends up costing a student $35,844/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|