South Jordan, UT (population: 57,903) has twelve dental hygienist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. AmeriTech College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 323. It is the 795th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Dental Hygienist students from South Jordan 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.
South Jordan lies in Salt Lake county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Salt Lake City area has 609,730 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.97/hr average worker wage, and a $41,530 average annual salary.
Of the 12 dental hygienist schools with a 100-mile radius of South Jordan, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, AmeriTech College comes out as the most expensive ($26,706/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 South Jordan|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||9.2 miles|
|Salt Lake City||UT||184,856||12||26.413||545||15.4 miles|