Norwalk has a general population of 103,298 and an overall student population of 21,935. Approximately 21,776 of Norwalk's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Cerritos College is the largest dental hygienist school in Norwalk, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Cerritos College.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Norwalk. In 2009 tuition at dental hygienist schools in Norwalk was $780 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year.
Many dental hygiene graduates choose to work as dental hygienists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Norwalk, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 18,500 dental hygienists in California, 3,300 were working in the greater Norwalk area. Norwalk'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Norwalk is $93,890 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.