Bradenton, FL (population: 54,123) has two dental schools within its city limits. Manatee Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental program, has a total student population of 11,746. It is the 4686th highest ranked school in the USA and the 264th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dental students from Bradenton 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 Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area alone, there are 360 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $63,940. Dentists, general in this area earn $169,930/yr and there are 220 employed.
Bradenton lies in Manatee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has 247,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,750 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Bradenton are held by dentists, general, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental schools in Bradenton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Manatee Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,485/yr) for dental students, with Manatee Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $10,185/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bradenton|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||19.0 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||26.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||38.7 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||45.1 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||52.9 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||61.8 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||68.7 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||68.8 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||74.6 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||93.3 miles|