With an overall population of 152,397 and a student population of 74,829, approximately 37,360 of Fort Lauderdale students attend one of Fort Lauderdale's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Broward College is the largest dental hygienist school in Fort Lauderdale, based on student population. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Broward College with credentials in dental hygiene.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene in Fort Lauderdale in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,112 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Fort Lauderdale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 9,030 dental hygienists in Florida. Of these dental hygienists, 870 were working in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Fort Lauderdale will increase by 31% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
As a dental hygienist in Fort Lauderdale, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.