Orlando has a general population of 185,951 and an overall student population of 117,691. Approximately 39,008 of Orlando's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Orlando, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Valencia Community College. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Valencia Community College.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene in Orlando in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,673 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,109 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in dental hygiene, if you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Orlando, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 9,030 dental hygienists in Florida. Of these dental hygienists, 840 were working in the greater Orlando area. The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Orlando will increase by 31% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Orlando is $62,050 per year, which is higher than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.