Orem, UT (population: 95,419) has three dental hygienist schools within its city limits. Mountainland Applied Technology College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 533. It is the 934th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Dental Hygienist students from Orem 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.
Orem lies in Utah county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Provo-Orem area has 173,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.33/hr average worker wage, and a $38,120 average annual salary.
Of the 3 dental hygienist schools in Orem, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Utah Valley University comes out as the most expensive ($12,546/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Mountainland Applied Technology College as the lowest, reported at only $1,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orem|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||22.9 miles|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||31.5 miles|
|Salt Lake City||UT||184,856||12||26.413||545||35.3 miles|