With an overall population of 894,943 and a student population of 57,791, approximately 1,016 of San Jose students attend one of San Jose's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
San Jose's largest dental hygienist school is Carrington College California-San Jose. In 2010, Carrington College California-San Jose graduated approximately 54 students with credentials in dental hygiene.
A total of 54 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in San Jose in 2010.
If you plan on staying in San Jose after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in San Jose, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, there were 18,500 dental hygienists in California. Of these dental hygienists, 1,060 were working in the greater San Jose area. By the year 2018, the number of dental hygienists is expected to increase by 25% in San Jose. 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 San Jose is $95,490 per year, which is higher than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.