Gardner has a general population of 20,770 and an overall student population of 4,761. Approximately 4,761 of Gardner's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Mount Wachusett Community College is the largest dental hygienist school in Gardner, based on student population. In 2010, Mount Wachusett Community College graduated approximately 13 students from its dental hygiene program.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Gardner in 2010. In 2009 tuition at dental hygienist schools in Gardner was $4,110 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Gardner after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Gardner, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 56 dental hygienists in Massachusetts were working in the greater Gardner area. The number of dental hygienists in Gardner 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 Gardner is $71,780 per year, which is lower than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.