With an overall population of 80,865 and a student population of 11,780, approximately 10,578 of Redding students attend one of Redding's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Redding's largest dental hygienist school is Shasta College. In 2010, Shasta College graduated approximately 8 students from its dental hygiene program.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene in Redding in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,837 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Redding dental hygiene schools was an average of $15,469 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Redding-based dental hygienist schools, you will have an added expense of $5,500 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,937.
If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Redding, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 18,500 dental hygienists in California. Of these dental hygienists, 110 were working in the greater Redding area. Redding'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 Redding, you can expect to make an average salary of $82,390 per year. This is lower than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.