Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has two dental assistant schools within its city limits. Career Centers of Texas-Ft Worth, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 721. It is the 3371st highest ranked school in the USA and the 168th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dental Assistant students from Fort Worth 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.
Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth are held by dental assistants, and 1.045/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Fort Worth, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Centers of Texas-Ft Worth comes out as the most expensive ($22,095/yr) for dental assistant students, with Tarrant County College District as the lowest, reported at only $5,592/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|