San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has three dental assistant schools within its city limits. Kaplan Career Institute-San Antonio Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 1,082. It is the 3069th highest ranked school in the USA and the 146th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dental Assistant students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 990 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $65,320. Dental assistants in this area earn $29,570/yr and there are 1,730 employed.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.069 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by dental assistants, and 1.188/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 3 dental assistant schools in San Antonio, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan Career Institute-San Antonio Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,255/yr) for dental assistant students, with San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $3,422/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|