With an overall population of 9,396 and a student population of 15,974, approximately 15,974 of Aptos students attend one of Aptos's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Aptos, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Cabrillo College. In 2010, Cabrillo College graduated approximately 15 students from its dental hygiene program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Aptos. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $774 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Aptos, your job prospects are good. There were 18,500 dental hygienists working in California and 240 working in the greater Aptos area in 2010. The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Aptos will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Aptos is $86,960 per year, which is lower than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.