Riverton, UT (population: 43,424) has twelve dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. AmeriTech College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 323. It is the 795th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Dental Assistant students from Riverton 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 Salt Lake City area alone, there are 1,000 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $66,250. Dental assistants in this area earn $28,800/yr and there are 1,770 employed.
Riverton lies in Salt Lake county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Salt Lake City area has 609,730 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.97/hr average worker wage, and a $41,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.898 out of every 1000 jobs in Riverton are held by dental assistants, and 1.632/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 12 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Riverton, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, AmeriTech College comes out as the most expensive ($26,706/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 Riverton|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||3.0 miles|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||12.2 miles|
|Salt Lake City||UT||184,856||12||26.413||545||18.0 miles|