Youngwood has a general population of 4,138 and an overall student population of 7,089. Approximately 7,089 of Youngwood's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Westmoreland County Community College is the largest dental hygienist school in Youngwood, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Westmoreland County Community College.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Youngwood in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,700 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 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 Youngwood, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,350 dental hygienists in Pennsylvania. Of these dental hygienists, 1,870 were working in the greater Youngwood area. Youngwood's dental hygienist workforce is projected to increase by 16% 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 Youngwood is $54,940 per year, which is lower than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.