Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has two dental assistant schools within its city limits. Milwaukee Area Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 20,215. It is the 3681st highest ranked school in the USA and the 67th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Dental Assistant students from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 1,440 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $60,340. Dental assistants in this area earn $33,490/yr and there are 1,900 employed.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.325 out of every 1000 jobs in Milwaukee are held by dental assistants, and 1.768/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Milwaukee, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College comes out as the most expensive ($23,148/yr) for dental assistant students, with Milwaukee Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,574/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|