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Fast Facts for Dental Assistants in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Monroe, New Orleans and Lafayette
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and Shreveport
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport

Salaries for Dental Assistants in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: New Orleans, Shreveport and Monroe

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More Louisiana Dental Assistant Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
New Orleans
Doctorate
2,758
Metairie
Associates
867
Baton Rouge
Associates
280
Lafayette
N/A
219
Baton Rouge
N/A
205
Covington
N/A
198
Lafayette
N/A
156
Slidell
N/A
150
Lake Charles
Associates
138
New Orleans
N/A
87
Alexandria
N/A
80
West Monroe
N/A
72
Metairie
N/A
67
Lake Charles
N/A
64
Houma
N/A
60

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dental Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. 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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge700 $30,380
Alexandria160 $30,700
Lafayette530 $31,950
Lake Charles300 $26,620
New Orleans-Metairie1350 $29,630
Shreveport-Bossier City390 $30,360
Hammond60 $29,130
Houma-Thibodaux140 $28,940

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