With an overall population of 133,936 and a student population of 36,548, approximately 26,453 of Pasadena students attend one of Pasadena's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Pasadena City College is the largest dental hygienist school in Pasadena, based on student population. In 2010, Pasadena City College graduated approximately 19 students from its dental hygiene program.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a dental hygiene certificate from one of Pasadena's dental hygienist schools. In 2009 tuition at dental hygienist schools in Pasadena was $704 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a dental hygienist program in Pasadena.
Many dental hygiene graduates choose to work as dental hygienists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pasadena, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 18,500 dental hygienists in California, 3,300 were working in the greater Pasadena area. The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Pasadena will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Pasadena is $93,890 per year, which is higher than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.
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