San Angelo, TX (population: 95,212) has two dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Howard College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 3,984. It is the 4698th highest ranked school in the USA and the 256th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dental Assistant students from San Angelo 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.
San Angelo lies in Tom Green county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Angelo area has 43,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $16.52/hr average worker wage, and a $34,370 average annual salary.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of San Angelo, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf comes out as the most expensive ($3,460/yr) for dental assistant students, with Howard College as the lowest, reported at only $3,330/yr.