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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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  • Dental Assistant
  • Offers accelerated programs w/ flexible schedules & professional instruction
  • Multiple accredited campuses across 9 states including CA, TX, NV, & PA
  • 10 + programs including Practical Nursing, Dental and Medical Assisting
  • Provides professional development training & career planning resources
  • Military Student Center (MSC) is committed to the success of military students
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Vista
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  • Dental Assistant
  • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
  • Our short-term allied health programs will give you the skills and knowledge to become a part of the exciting health care field.
  • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant 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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  • 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.
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Anaheim
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  • Dental Assistant
  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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Merced
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  • 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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Visalia
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More California Dental Hygienist Schools

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

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 260 $90,020
Chico 250 $94,680
Fresno 220 $88,670
Hanford-Corcoran N/A $82,660
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 1810 $93,490
Salinas 200 $93,430
San Diego-Carlsbad 2160 $87,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 6980 $93,940
Madera 40 $73,710
Modesto 390 $83,590
Napa 150 $99,140
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 590 $102,660
Redding 90 $90,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 1490 $91,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 3160 $103,650
Stockton-Lodi 250 $99,950
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 1320 $97,380
Vallejo-Fairfield 200 $97,700
Visalia-Porterville 240 $74,790
Yuba City 50 $92,510
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 210 $88,850
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 280 $98,740
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 290 $100,630
Santa Rosa 290 $89,610

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