Salt Lake City, UT (population: 184,856) has one dental assistant school within its city limits. Salt Lake Community College has a total student population of 34,966. It is the 4421st highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Dental Assistant students from Salt Lake 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 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.
Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City are held by dental assistants, and 1.632/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Salt Lake Community College ends up costing a student $9,987/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salt Lake City|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||7.5 miles|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||15.4 miles|