Los Angeles has a general population of 3,694,820 and an overall student population of 194,266. Approximately 34,824 of Los Angeles's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
University of Southern California is the largest dental hygienist school in Los Angeles, based on student population. In 2010, University of Southern California graduated approximately 37 students with credentials in dental hygiene.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Los Angeles. If you decide to attend a dental hygienist school in Los Angeles, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $39,183.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,284 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $44,219.
If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Los Angeles, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 18,500 dental hygienists in California. Of these dental hygienists, 3,300 were working in the greater Los Angeles area. The number of dental hygienists in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles is $93,890 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.