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Fast Facts for Dental Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Johnstown, Scranton and State College
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Williamsport
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Dental Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Lancaster and Lebanon

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Grand Prairie
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  • Dental Assisting - Associate in Specialized Technology
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Reading
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  • Dental Assisting - Diploma
  • Medical Assistant
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
  • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
  • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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  • Dental Assistant
  • Professional Medical Assistant
  • A leader in promoting career-focused education since 1959.
  • Its core programs include massage therapy, dental assistant training, health claims specialist, and medical assistant programs.
  • Provides students with one-on-one education support.
  • Requires students to complete an externship where they gain real-world skills and experience.
  • Makes refresher sessions available in courses students have previously taken, at no additional cost.
  • Offers career consultations to graduates.
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Wilmington
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  • Medical Assisting
  • Health Information Management

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  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
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Sunbury
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  • Associate Degree-Medical Assistant
  • Features a public spa where massage students can get real-world experience.
  • Honored by the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Century in 2013.
  • New terms start every 10 weeks.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Main campus is located in North Wales, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Phoenixville and Warminster.
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Phoenixville
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  • Medical Assistant
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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Allentown
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  • Medical Assisting

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More Pennsylvania Dental Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Johnstown
Associate
248
Bryn Mawr
Associate
947
Harrisburg
Associate
9,774
Nanticoke
Associate
6,323
Jenkintown
Associate
982
Youngwood
Associate
6,239

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dental Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 120 $34,550
Johnstown 70 $27,760
Chambersburg-Waynesboro 140 $36,330
East Stroudsburg 140 $34,000
Erie 260 $30,380
Gettysburg 70 $32,040
Bloomsburg-Berwick 80 $34,990
Harrisburg-Carlisle 680 $35,220
Lancaster 670 $40,230
Lebanon 100 $34,880
Pittsburgh 2000 $35,250
Reading 380 $37,260
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 700 $38,000
State College 120 $32,550
Williamsport 70 $34,200
York-Hanover 330 $34,170

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