With an overall population of 10,955 and a student population of 7,130, approximately 7,130 of Nanticoke students attend one of Nanticoke's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Nanticoke's largest dental hygienist school is Luzerne County Community College. In 2010, Luzerne County Community College graduated approximately 31 students with credentials in dental hygiene.
A total of 31 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Nanticoke in 2010. If you decide to attend a dental hygienist school in Nanticoke, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,090.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in dental hygiene, if you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Nanticoke, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,350 dental hygienists in Pennsylvania. Of these dental hygienists, 340 were working in the greater Nanticoke area. Nanticoke'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.
As a dental hygienist in Nanticoke, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,600 per year. This is lower than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.