Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has one dental hygienist school within its city limits. South Puget Sound Community College has a total student population of 5,651. It is the 5098th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Dental Hygienist students from Olympia 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.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Puget Sound Community College ends up costing a student $7,992/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|