Sarasota, FL (population: 52,304) has one dental school within its city limits. Meridian Career Institute has a total student population of 384. It is the 3621st highest ranked school in the USA and the 183rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dental students from Sarasota 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.
Sarasota lies in Sarasota 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 Sarasota are held by dentists, general, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meridian Career Institute ends up costing a student $12,501/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sarasota|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||29.6 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||29.9 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||36.3 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||37.3 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||59.1 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||59.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||63.4 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||65.4 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||71.2 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||83.6 miles|