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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
  • Diploma - Dental Assistant
  • Diploma - Medical 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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Tacoma
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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
  • Medical Assisting
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • 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.
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Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

Programs
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
  • Degree Variety: GCU offers a full-spectrum of nursing programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master’s certificates.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu-accreditation).
  • GCU provides a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Depending on the degree you choose, you could take online, evening, or on-campus classes. Speak with an enrollment counselor to discuss your options!
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  • B.S. in Nursing: RN to BSN
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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  • MS Sport Management
Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University. We offer certificates, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 100 programs in a wide variety of subjects.
Programs
  • MSN Clinical Nurse Educator

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

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 N/A $39,470
Anacortes N/A $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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