Cedar City, UT has one dental assistant school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dixie State College of Utah has a total student population of 7,708. It is the 4431st highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Dental Assistant students from Cedar City 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 South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area alone, there are ** employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $38,460. Dental assistants in this area earn $23,230/yr and there are 130 employed.
Cedar City lies in Iron county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area has 22,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $15.46/hr average worker wage, and a $32,160 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.818 out of every 1000 jobs in Cedar City are held by dental assistants, and **/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dixie State College of Utah ends up costing a student $12,061/yr.