Myrtle Beach, SC has seven dental hygienist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Miller-Motte College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 995. It is the 3827th highest ranked school in the USA and the 69th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Dental Hygienist students from Myrtle Beach 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.
Myrtle Beach lies in Horry county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area has 110,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.74/hr average worker wage, and a $30,670 average annual salary.
Of the 7 dental hygienist schools with a 100-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte College comes out as the most expensive ($28,612/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,043/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Myrtle Beach|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||82.4 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||85.7 miles|