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Fast Facts for Dental Assistants in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Longview, Mount Vernon and Tacoma
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bellingham, Wenatchee and Seattle
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane

Salaries for Dental Assistants in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Mount Vernon, Seattle and Olympia

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Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness, Master of Health Care Administration, and more.
  • Students learn from instructors with experience in the health care field.
  • Capstone projects and clinical practicums that can help prepare students for more career opportunities.
  • Flexible, online and on-campus program available.
Programs
  • Diploma - Dental Assistant
  • Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
  • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
  • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
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Everett
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Programs
  • Certificate - Dental Assisting
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Offers a program that translates work and military experience into college credit, transfers in credit from other college programs, and offers the flexibility of day, evening and online coursework.
  • Provides in-person tutoring, IT support, access to library resources, and job placement assistant for graduates.
  • Features a new blended-learning curriculum, which involves a mix of campus and online courses.
  • Has 11 campuses across Southern California, Washington, and Alaska, and online courses with campus support. 
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Vancouver
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Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences
  • Non-profit university accredited by WASC Senior Commission
  • Professors with real-world experience and student centered approach
  • Flexible, fully online degree programs responding to the market needs
  • All courses are offered six times a year with clear path to completion and reduced time-to-degree
  • No additional costs for textbooks or other fees
  • Personal support from application to graduation leading to high retention and graduation rates
Programs
  • Associate of Arts in Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Healthcare Management

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  • Ranked among the Best Grad Schools for Physician Assistants in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899.
  • Provides a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services.
  • Offers counseling services and a 24/7 crisis hotline to students at no extra charge.
  • Gives students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • Master of Public Health
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked 8th among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • A private, co-ed college founded in 1821 and located in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and 55.1% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has distinguished alumni including Senator Harry Reid, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actress Courtney Cox.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Certificate - Medical Office Administrative Assistant

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More Washington 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
Tacoma
Associate
5,463
Bellingham
Associate
2,896
Lakewood
Associate
9,829
Kirkland
Associate
3,996
Renton
Associate
290
Seattle
Associate
357
Renton
Associate
4,915
Olympia
Associate
4,947
Spokane
Associate
6,961
Yakima
Associate
4,354

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dental Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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
Bremerton 430 $41,450
Silverdale 430 $41,450
Bellingham 220 $41,020
Longview 130 $38,310
Kennewick 330 $40,430
Richland 330 $40,430
Mount Vernon -2222 $39,470
Anacortes -2222 $39,470
Olympia 460 $43,470
Tumwater 460 $43,470
Seattle 5940 $39,870
Tacoma 5940 $39,870
Bellevue 5940 $39,870
Spokane 650 $38,790
Spokane Valley 650 $38,790
Walla Walla 70 $30,740
Wenatchee 130 $40,220
Yakima 410 $31,720

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