Chattanooga, TN (population: 173,001) has three dental schools within its city limits. Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental program, has a total student population of 363. It is the 2818th highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Dental students from Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga-GA area alone, there are 320 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $56,730. Dentists, general in this area earn $92,850/yr and there are ** employed.
Chattanooga lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Chattanooga-GA area has 222,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.78/hr average worker wage, and a $36,990 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Chattanooga are held by dentists, general, and 1.424/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 3 dental schools in Chattanooga, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga comes out as the most expensive ($17,432/yr) for dental students, with Chattanooga State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,923/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chattanooga|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||17.0 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||55.2 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||99.1 miles|