Jenkintown has a total population of 4,478 and a student population of 952. Of these students, 952 are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
The largest dental hygienist school in Jenkintown, by student population, is Manor College. In 2010, Manor College graduated approximately 11 students from its dental hygiene program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree from one of Jenkintown's dental hygienist schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,626 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,060 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jenkintown-based dental hygienist schools, you will have an added expense of $5,972 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,223.
Many dental hygiene graduates choose to work as dental hygienists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jenkintown, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,350 dental hygienists in Pennsylvania, 2,500 were working in the greater Jenkintown area. Jenkintown's dental hygienist workforce is projected to increase by 16% 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 Jenkintown is $62,440 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.
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