Orem, UT (population: 95,419) has three dental assistant schools within its city limits. Mountainland Applied Technology College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 533. It is the 934th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Dental Assistant students from Orem 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 Provo-Orem area alone, there are 400 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $63,610. Dental assistants in this area earn $30,560/yr and there are 870 employed.
Orem lies in Utah county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Provo-Orem area has 173,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.33/hr average worker wage, and a $38,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.020 out of every 1000 jobs in Orem are held by dental assistants, and 2.300/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 3 dental assistant schools in Orem, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Utah Valley University comes out as the most expensive ($12,546/yr) for dental assistant students, with Mountainland Applied Technology College as the lowest, reported at only $1,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orem|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||22.9 miles|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||31.5 miles|
|Salt Lake City||UT||184,856||12||26.413||545||35.3 miles|