Boston has a general population of 589,141 and an overall student population of 123,971. Approximately 4,252 of Boston's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Boston's largest dental hygienist school is Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In 2010, approximately 54 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
A total of 54 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Boston in 2010. If you decide to attend a dental hygienist school in Boston, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,550.
You should also anticipate spending about $850 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $28,610.
Many dental hygiene graduates choose to work as dental hygienists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boston, your job prospects are good. There were 5,950 dental hygienists working in Massachusetts and 2,510 working in the greater Boston area in 2010. The number of dental hygienists in Boston is expected to increase by 23% 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 Boston is $79,400 per year, which is higher than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.
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