California Dental Hygienist Schools and Career Information

Career Information for Dental Hygienists in California

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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

Schools for Dental Hygienists in California are listed below.

Selected Dental Hygienist Schools in California

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  • Programs: Dental Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
UEI College
Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Fresno, 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)
  • Degrees: Diploma
Brightwood College
Bakersfield, Vista

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
  • Degrees: Diploma
Unitek College
Concord, 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
  • Degrees: Certificate

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

  • Programs: Dental Assisting
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More California Dental Hygienist Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Cabrillo College Aptos Associate 15,114
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Chabot College Hayward Associate 13,229
College of San Mateo San Mateo Associate 10,516
Cypress College Cypress Associate 13,592
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
Foothill College Los Altos Hills Associate 18,132
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Associate 17,204
Oxnard College Oxnard Associate 6,803
Pasadena City College Pasadena Associate 26,672
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Sacramento City College Sacramento Associate 24,596
San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga Associate 791
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia Associate 892
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
Shasta College Redding Associate 9,102
Taft College Taft Associate 9,328
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408
University of the Pacific Stockton Doctorate 6,235
West Los Angeles College 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, 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 230 $80280 0.54
Fresno 330 $86980 0.67
Hanford 40 $80570 0.74
Corcoran 40 $80570 0.74
Chico 200 $93310 1.89
Oxnard 610 $97400 1.42
Thousand Oaks 610 $97400 1.42
Ventura 610 $97400 1.42
Redding 80 $90690 0.97
Riverside 1560 $89720 0.82
San Bernardino 1560 $89720 0.82
Ontario 1560 $89720 0.82
Sacramento 1970 $94840 1.55
Roseville 1970 $94840 1.55
Arden 1970 $94840 1.55
Arcade 1970 $94840 1.55
Salinas 0 $96680 0
San Diego 1510 $87230 0.77
Carlsbad 1510 $87230 0.77
Los Angeles 6870 $101260 0.84
Long Beach 6870 $101260 0.84
Anaheim 6870 $101260 0.84
Modesto 290 $72520 1.19
Napa 130 $91770 1.32
Santa Cruz 340 $101170 2.57
Watsonville 340 $101170 2.57
Santa Maria 210 $94320 0.8
Santa Barbara 210 $94320 0.8
Santa Rosa 270 $95910 0.98
San Francisco 2890 $107940 0.91
Oakland 2890 $107940 0.91
Hayward 2890 $107940 0.91
Stockton 260 $90430 0.81
Lodi 260 $90430 0.81
San Jose 1340 $97830 0.91
Sunnyvale 1340 $97830 0.91
Santa Clara 1340 $97830 0.91
Vallejo 210 $100440 1.14
Fairfield 210 $100440 1.14
Visalia 190 $88530 0.91
Porterville 190 $88530 0.91
Yuba City 60 $90750 1.02
San Luis Obispo 240 $93570 1.47
Paso Robles 240 $93570 1.47
Arroyo Grande 240 $93570 1.47
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