Riverside has a total population of 255,166 and a student population of 63,981. Of these students, 36,586 are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Riverside Community College is the largest dental hygienist school in Riverside, based on student population. In 2010, Riverside Community College graduated approximately 13 students from its dental hygiene program.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Riverside in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $814 per year in tuition costs.
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 Riverside, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 18,500 dental hygienists in California, 1,370 were working in the greater Riverside area. The number of dental hygienists in Riverside is expected 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 Riverside is $86,790 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.