Pasco has a total population of 32,066 and a student population of 6,978. Of these students, 6,978 are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Pasco's largest dental hygienist school is Columbia Basin College. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Columbia Basin College.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree from one of Pasco's dental hygienist schools. In 2009 tuition at dental hygienist schools in Pasco was $3,075 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,065 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year.
Many dental hygiene graduates choose to work as dental hygienists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pasco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 26 dental hygienists in Washington State were working in the greater Pasco area. The number of dental hygienists in Pasco is expected to increase by 30% 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 Pasco is $93,650 per year, which is higher than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.