Fort Myers, FL (population: 68,373) has one dental school within its city limits. Edison State College has a total student population of 16,034. It is the 4892nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 271st highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dental students from Fort Myers 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.
Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers are held by dentists, general, and 2/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Edison State College ends up costing a student $6,223/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Myers|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||6.1 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||9.3 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||29.6 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||35.8 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.0 miles|