With an overall population of 173,556 and a student population of 22,493, approximately 21,597 of Chula Vista students attend one of Chula Vista's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
The largest dental hygienist school in Chula Vista, by student population, is Southwestern College. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from Southwestern College with credentials in dental hygiene.
A total of 30 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Chula Vista in 2010. If you decide to attend a dental hygienist school in Chula Vista, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $772.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Chula Vista after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Chula Vista, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, of the 18,500 dental hygienists in California, 1,450 were working in the greater Chula Vista area. The number of dental hygienists in Chula Vista is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Chula Vista is $91,230 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.