Temecula, CA (population: 104,516) has forty-seven dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 38,550. It is the 7th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of California.
Dental students from Temecula 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 1,310 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $81,790. Dentists, general in this area earn $165,070/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Temecula lies in Riverside county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Temecula are held by dentists, general, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 47 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Temecula, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career College comes out as the most expensive ($43,332/yr) for dental students, with Hacienda La Puente Adult Education as the lowest, reported at only $1,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Temecula|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||25.0 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||30.9 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||32.9 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||34.9 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||37.8 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||43.3 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||44.8 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||45.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||45.7 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||46.0 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||46.5 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||47.7 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||48.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||49.4 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||49.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||51.6 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||52.2 miles|