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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

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Programs
  • Dental Assisting
  • Offers a free trial period so students can attend classes before paying tuition.
  • Provides blended courses that combine traditional classroom instruction with online learning.
  • Lets students connect with peers at any time, and instructors during office hours with online chat rooms.
  • Gives students the chance to participate in externships and clinical training work under the general supervision of college staff.
  • Has accelerated programs that allow students to take the same coursework in a shorter timeframe.
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Long Beach
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Programs
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
  • Our short-term allied health programs will give you the skills and knowledge to become a part of the exciting health care field.
  • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Healthcare Administration.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Main campus is located in Van Nuys, California, north of Los Angeles.
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Panorama City
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Programs
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Assistant

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Clovis
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Programs
  • Dental Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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Merced
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Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Alhambra
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Programs
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)
  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
  • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
  • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
  • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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National City
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Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
  • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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Cathedral City
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Programs
  • Master of Public Health
  • Earn your Master of Public Health Online from GW in 12 months.
  • GRE waivers available for qualified applicants.
  • Advance your career in a range of industries, including epidemiology, public health and biostatistics.
Programs
  • Master of Public Health

Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program, MPH@Simmons, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. The MPH@Simmons program explores the core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social/behavioral health. Additionally, the practice-based curriculum incorporates courses specifically designed to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills.

The program is delivered online through a blend of live online classes and self-paced course work. Additionally, you’ll participate in public health service-learning experiences during your time in the program, giving you relevant, on-ground experience.

Programs
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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Ontario
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More California Dental Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Glendora
Associate
11,467
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Alameda
Associate
5,979
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Eureka
Associate
6,025
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Chula Vista
Associate
813
Reedley
Associate
12,158
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
San Diego
Associate
21,437
Bakersfield
Associate
602
Fresno
Associate
675
Rancho Cordova
Associate
619
Visalia
Associate
892
San Jose
Associate
9,805
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 950 $33,330
Chico 310 $42,900
El Centro 170 $33,930
Fresno 1280 $28,990
Hanford 140 $38,620
Corcoran 140 $38,620
Sacramento 2920 $38,660
Roseville 2920 $38,660
Arden 2920 $38,660
Arcade 2920 $38,660
Salinas 540 $39,520
Los Angeles 17010 $34,870
Long Beach 17010 $34,870
Anaheim 17010 $34,870
Madera 130 $38,820
Merced 260 $32,350
Modesto 570 $34,330
Napa 200 $44,560
Oxnard 1060 $38,350
Thousand Oaks 1060 $38,350
Ventura 1060 $38,350
Redding 310 $34,180
Riverside 4550 $31,680
San Bernardino 4550 $31,680
Ontario 4550 $31,680
San Diego 3570 $40,770
Carlsbad 3570 $40,770
Santa Rosa 660 $45,900
San Francisco 6650 $40,370
Oakland 6650 $40,370
Hayward 6650 $40,370
Stockton 770 $34,450
Lodi 770 $34,450
San Jose 3000 $46,850
Sunnyvale 3000 $46,850
Santa Clara 3000 $46,850
Vallejo 580 $43,750
Fairfield 580 $43,750
Visalia 350 $39,450
Porterville 350 $39,450
Yuba City 140 $39,690
San Luis Obispo 330 $39,960
Paso Robles 330 $39,960
Arroyo Grande 330 $39,960
Santa Cruz 350 $37,080
Watsonville 350 $37,080
Santa Maria 620 $45,410
Santa Barbara 620 $45,410

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