Homestead, FL (population: 62,540) has sixteen 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 Homestead 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 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area alone, there are 860 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $52,840. Dentists, general in this area earn $105,920/yr and there are 880 employed.
Homestead lies in Miami-Dade county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area has 981,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Homestead are held by dentists, general, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 16 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Homestead, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown Institute comes out as the most expensive ($23,676/yr) for dental students, with Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center as the lowest, reported at only $774/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Homestead|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||20.4 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||31.0 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||32.3 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||35.1 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||35.5 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||37.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||38.7 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||50.8 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||57.3 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||57.5 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||59.2 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||62.3 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||66.4 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||72.0 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||77.5 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||83.6 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||91.4 miles|