With an overall population of 1,517,550 and a student population of 150,997, approximately 19,048 of Philadelphia students attend one of Philadelphia's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
The largest dental hygienist school in Philadelphia, by student population, is Community College of Philadelphia. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Community College of Philadelphia.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree from one of Philadelphia's dental hygienist schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $4,140 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 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 Philadelphia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,350 dental hygienists in Pennsylvania, 2,500 were working in the greater Philadelphia area. The number of dental hygienists in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
As a dental hygienist in Philadelphia, you can expect to make an average salary of $62,440 per year. This is higher than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.
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