Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has three dental hygienist schools within its city limits. Platt College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 260. It is the 988th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dental Hygienist students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed dentists specialists earning an average salary of $206,640. Dental hygienists in this area earn $70,770/yr and there are 2,410 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.176 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by dental hygienists, and **/1000 are held by dentists specialists.
Of the 3 dental hygienist schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATI Career Training Center comes out as the most expensive ($38,808/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Southeastern Career Institute as the lowest, reported at only $11,304/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|