Los Altos has a total population of 27,693 and a student population of 18,293. Of these students, 18,293 are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Los Altos, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Foothill College. Approximately 24 students graduated in 2010 from Foothill College with credentials in dental hygiene.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Los Altos. If you decide to attend a dental hygienist school in Los Altos, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $894.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,728 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in dental hygiene, if you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Los Altos, your job prospects are good. There were 18,500 dental hygienists working in California and 1,060 working in the greater Los Altos area in 2010. Los Altos's dental hygienist workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
As a dental hygienist in Los Altos, you can expect to make an average salary of $95,490 per year. This is higher than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.