Annandale, VA (population: 60,438) has one dental school within its city limits. Northern Virginia Community College has a total student population of 46,619. It is the 4565th highest ranked school in the USA and the 88th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Dental students from Annandale 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,230 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $87,300. Dentists, general in this area earn $191,090/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Annandale lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Annandale are held by dentists, general, and 1/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northern Virginia Community College ends up costing a student $5,953/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Annandale|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||4.2 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||14.9 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||16.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||19.3 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||24.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||36.6 miles|