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Fast Facts for Dental Hygienists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Cruz, Yuba City and San Luis Obispo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Salinas, San Jose and Visalia
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Oakland, Santa Ana and Sacramento

Salaries for Dental Hygienists in California

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

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  • Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene
  • At West Coast University, your education can pave the way to your healthcare career
  • With West Coast University, you can choose to study healthcare online or any one of the 6 campuses located in California, Texas or Florida
  • West Coast University has developed programs with learning options to work around the demands of your life
Programs
  • Dental Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
Programs
  • Dental Assistant
  • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
  • Approved to accept international students who wish to study in the United States.
  • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Lab Technician, 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

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.

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Salida
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Programs
  • Dental Assisting
  • Offers medical and cosmetic programs, including dental assisting, massage therapy, cosmetology, esthetics, and more.
  • Features a public salon and spa where students may get real-world experience.
  • Offers scholarship opportunities for students wo qualify.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 separate Vacaville campuses, one is for medical careers and the other is the beauty academy.
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Vacaville
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Programs
  • Certificate - Dental Assistant
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Bakersfield
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More California Dental Hygienist 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
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Hayward
Associate
13,229
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
791
Visalia
Associate
892
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Taft
Associate
9,328
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Stockton
Doctorate
6,235
Culver City
Associate
9,975

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dental Hygienists

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 Hygienists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Dental Hygienists 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 260 $86,870
Chico 250 $93,890
Fresno 220 $91,580
Hanford -2222 $79,930
Corcoran -2222 $79,930
Sacramento 1810 $94,680
Roseville 1810 $94,680
Arden 1810 $94,680
Arcade 1810 $94,680
Salinas 200 $93,390
San Diego 2160 $91,290
Carlsbad 2160 $91,290
Los Angeles 6980 $96,970
Long Beach 6980 $96,970
Anaheim 6980 $96,970
Madera 40 $73,550
Modesto 390 $81,720
Napa 150 $99,000
Oxnard 590 $103,430
Thousand Oaks 590 $103,430
Ventura 590 $103,430
Redding 90 $92,330
Riverside 1490 $93,930
San Bernardino 1490 $93,930
Ontario 1490 $93,930
San Francisco 3160 $107,200
Oakland 3160 $107,200
Hayward 3160 $107,200
Stockton 250 $95,370
Lodi 250 $95,370
San Jose 1320 $100,800
Sunnyvale 1320 $100,800
Santa Clara 1320 $100,800
Vallejo 200 $97,850
Fairfield 200 $97,850
Visalia 240 $75,640
Porterville 240 $75,640
Yuba City 50 $93,840
San Luis Obispo 210 $91,080
Paso Robles 210 $91,080
Arroyo Grande 210 $91,080
Santa Cruz 280 $100,940
Watsonville 280 $100,940
Santa Maria 290 $98,230
Santa Barbara 290 $98,230
Santa Rosa 290 $92,670

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