Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has three dental assistant schools within its city limits. Everest Institute-Austin, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 1,489. It is the 4628th highest ranked school in the USA and the 246th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dental Assistant students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 890 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $71,830. Dental assistants in this area earn $33,920/yr and there are 1,390 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.813 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by dental assistants, and 1.157/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 3 dental assistant schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allied Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($32,850/yr) for dental assistant students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|