California Dental Assistant Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Dental Assistants in California

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Fast Facts for Dental Assistants in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hanford, Chico and Yuba City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Merced and San Diego
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, Riverside and San Diego

Salaries for Dental Assistants in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Santa Rosa, San Francisco and Oakland

Schools for Dental Assistants in California are listed below.

Selected Dental Assistant Schools in California

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UEI College
Chula Vista, Ontario, San Marcos, Stockton

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

  • Programs: Dental Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program), Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • Degrees: Diploma
Intercoast Colleges
Rancho Cordova, Riverside

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Programs: Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
Unitek College
Fremont, Sacramento, San Jose

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

  • Programs: Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting
  • Degrees: Certificate
San Joaquin Valley College
Bakersfield, Delano, Hanford, Hesperia, Lancaster, Madera, Ontario, Salida, Temecula, Visalia

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

  • Programs: Certificate - Dental Assistant, Degree - Medical Assistant, Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.

  • Programs: Dental Assisting, Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
Platt College
Alhambra, Anaheim, Ontario, Riverside

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Medical Assisting
  • Degrees: Associate
Brightwood College
Bakersfield, Clovis

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Programs: Dental Assistant , Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.

  • Programs: Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Degrees: Diploma
National Career College
Panorama City

Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
Institute of Technology
Clovis, Modesto

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

  • Programs: Medical Billing and Office Administration, Professional Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More California Dental Assistant Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Associate 13,176
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Associate 18,736
Citrus College Glendora Associate 11,467
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
College of Alameda Alameda Associate 5,979
College of Marin Kentfield Associate 6,476
College of San Mateo San Mateo Associate 10,516
College of the Redwoods Eureka Associate 6,025
Contra Costa College San Pablo Associate 7,147
Cypress College Cypress Associate 13,592
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
Foothill College Los Altos Hills Associate 18,132
Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe Associate 2,576
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Associate 17,204
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa Associate 24,424
Oxnard College Oxnard Associate 6,803
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Pasadena City College Pasadena Associate 26,672
Pima Medical Institute Chula Vista Chula Vista Associate 813
Reedley College Reedley Associate 12,158
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Sacramento City College Sacramento Associate 24,596
San Diego Mesa College San Diego Associate 21,437
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield Associate 602
San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Fresno Associate 675
San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Associate 619
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia Associate 892
San Jose City College San Jose Associate 9,805
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dental Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Dental Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Dental Assistants relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 850 $32740 1.23
Fresno 1150 $27140 1.44
Hanford 160 $38550 1.73
Corcoran 160 $38550 1.73
Chico 310 $43690 1.83
El Centro 150 $33120 1.13
Oxnard 1100 $35630 1.59
Thousand Oaks 1100 $35630 1.59
Ventura 1100 $35630 1.59
Redding 330 $34350 2.41
Riverside 4730 $32330 1.54
San Bernardino 4730 $32330 1.54
Ontario 4730 $32330 1.54
Sacramento 2950 $40030 1.44
Roseville 2950 $40030 1.44
Arden 2950 $40030 1.44
Arcade 2950 $40030 1.44
Salinas 580 $40260 1.54
Los Angeles 17030 $35320 1.29
Long Beach 17030 $35320 1.29
Anaheim 17030 $35320 1.29
Madera 150 $35360 1.59
Merced 180 $30390 1.22
Modesto 630 $29760 1.61
Napa 230 $40940 1.41
San Diego 3840 $39070 1.21
Carlsbad 3840 $39070 1.21
Santa Cruz 290 $38200 1.38
Watsonville 290 $38200 1.38
Santa Maria 550 $38390 1.29
Santa Barbara 550 $38390 1.29
Santa Rosa 690 $43760 1.57
San Francisco 7090 $41540 1.38
Oakland 7090 $41540 1.38
Hayward 7090 $41540 1.38
Stockton 680 $34080 1.34
Lodi 680 $34080 1.34
San Jose 3280 $50740 1.38
Sunnyvale 3280 $50740 1.38
Santa Clara 3280 $50740 1.38
Vallejo 550 $41540 1.87
Fairfield 550 $41540 1.87
Visalia 320 $35440 0.98
Porterville 320 $35440 0.98
Yuba City 120 $37390 1.35
San Luis Obispo 320 $41230 1.23
Paso Robles 320 $41230 1.23
Arroyo Grande 320 $41230 1.23
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