Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has three dental hygienist schools within its city limits. Delaware Valley Academy of Medical and Dental Assistants, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 124. It is the 1471st highest ranked school in the USA and the 126th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Dental Hygienist students from Philadelphia schools who go on to become dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental professionals, dental hygienistss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 173,900 people working as dental hygienists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,860. Also, Dentists specialists make on average $153,570 per year and there are about 5,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 120 employed dentists specialists earning an average salary of $178,240. Dental hygienists in this area earn $62,990/yr and there are 2,560 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.399 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by dental hygienists, and 0.067/1000 are held by dentists specialists.
Of the 3 dental hygienist schools in Philadelphia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Thompson Institute comes out as the most expensive ($22,014/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Community College of Philadelphia as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|