Kissimmee, FL (population: 64,069) has twenty-four dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Traviss Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 471. It is the 1197th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dental students from Kissimmee 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 South Florida nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 110 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $67,910. Dentists, general in this area earn $172,040/yr and there are 60 employed.
Kissimmee lies in Osceola county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the South Florida nonmetropolitan area has 101,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $15.95/hr average worker wage, and a $33,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.569 out of every 1000 jobs in Kissimmee are held by dentists, general, and 1.072/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 24 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Kissimmee, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Orlando comes out as the most expensive ($25,785/yr) for dental students, with Indian River State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,138/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kissimmee|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||21.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||32.2 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||51.7 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||64.7 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||65.3 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||79.9 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||83.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||85.0 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||88.7 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||95.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||98.8 miles|