Pleasant Hill has a general population of 32,837 and an overall student population of 23,577. Approximately 21,951 of Pleasant Hill's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Diablo Valley College is the largest dental hygienist school in Pleasant Hill, based on student population. In 2010, Diablo Valley College graduated approximately 21 students from its dental hygiene program.
A reported 21 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene in Pleasant Hill in 2010. If you decide to attend a dental hygienist school in Pleasant Hill, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $738.
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 Pleasant Hill, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 18,500 dental hygienists in California. Of these dental hygienists, 2,250 were working in the greater Pleasant Hill area. By the year 2018, the number of dental hygienists is expected to increase by 25% in Pleasant Hill. 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 Pleasant Hill is $98,840 per year, which is higher than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.