San Marcos, CA (population: 82,614) has one dental school within its city limits. Palomar College has a total student population of 27,442. It is the 4600th highest ranked school in the USA and the 428th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Dental students from San Marcos schools who go on to become dentists, orthodontists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 86,270 people working as dentists, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $156,850. Also, Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 1,510 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $90,800. Dentists, general in this area earn $146,350/yr and there are 890 employed.
San Marcos lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in San Marcos are held by dentists, general, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palomar College ends up costing a student $7,145/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Marcos|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||22.9 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||36.1 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||37.7 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||40.8 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||42.7 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||43.9 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||45.0 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||51.9 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||56.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||59.9 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||61.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||62.4 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||62.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||63.5 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||66.4 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||69.5 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||70.0 miles|