Visalia has a total population of 91,565 and a student population of 15,223. Of these students, 1,252 are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Visalia's largest dental hygienist school is San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. In 2010, approximately 28 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia.
A reported 28 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene in Visalia in 2010. If you decide to attend a dental hygienist school in Visalia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $12,550.
Many dental hygiene graduates choose to work as dental hygienists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Visalia, 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 Visalia area. The number of dental hygienists in Visalia is expected 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 Visalia, you can expect to make an average salary of $86,790 per year. This is lower than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.