Ogden, UT (population: 83,448) has two dental assistant schools within its city limits. Weber State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 23,001. It is the 3372nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Dental Assistant students from Ogden 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 Ogden-Clearfield area alone, there are 430 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $66,230. Dental assistants in this area earn $26,560/yr and there are 740 employed.
Ogden lies in Weber county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Ogden-Clearfield area has 194,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $18.11/hr average worker wage, and a $37,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.793 out of every 1000 jobs in Ogden are held by dental assistants, and 2.210/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Ogden, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College comes out as the most expensive ($12,888/yr) for dental assistant students, with Weber State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,922/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ogden|
|Salt Lake City||UT||184,856||12||26.413||545||31.2 miles|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||37.4 miles|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||46.3 miles|