Hygienists help dentists provide care and offer preventative knowledge that supports oral health. Students train in a state-of-the-art clinic, developing technical and patient-care skills. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to take regional and national dental hygienist licensing exams.
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Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
Hourly Wage: $36.42
Currently Employed: 1282
1282 people are employed as Dental Hygienists. This number is expected to increase by 11.7% over the next four years.
Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.
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