Bonita Springs, FL (population: 44,290) has fifteen dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Nova Southeastern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 29,153. It is the 494th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dental students from Bonita Springs 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 Cape Coral-Fort Myers area alone, there are 310 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $71,800. Dentists, general in this area earn $128,190/yr and there are 140 employed.
Bonita Springs lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Bonita Springs are held by dentists, general, and 2/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 15 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Bonita Springs, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Institute-School of Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($23,556/yr) for dental students, with Charlotte Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,304/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bonita Springs|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||20.4 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||24.5 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||26.3 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||49.1 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||92.9 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||95.0 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||96.7 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||99.5 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||99.9 miles|