Dental Hygiene Schools In Alaska

Top Dental Hygiene Schools in Alaska

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Alaska it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.

Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools and related programs near you.

Area Number Employed Hourly Wage Salary
Anchorage, AK 290 $42.29 $87,970
Fairbanks, AK 60 $42.00 $87,360
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 $45.74 $95,150
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area Not Avalable $28.73 $59,760

Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program: Important Considerations

Take the first step and request information from Schools and Colleges in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the School options presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!

Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Hygiene School include;

  • Is the School fully accredited?
  • What percentage of students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Alaska or their chosen State?
  • How long does the program last or take to complete?
  • How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
  • Does the School have good laboratory facilities and other resources to support your studies?
  • Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
  • Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?

Alaska Dental Hygienist License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Alaska law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Alaska Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Alaska. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (907) 465-2542
Email: stacia.erkenbrack@alaska.gov
Website: http://commerce.alaska.gov/occ/pden.htm


Dental Hygienist Salary in Alaska

Employment Figures for Dental Hygienists in Alaska

The average Dental Hygienist salary in Alaska is $84,430. This represents an hourly wage of $40.59. Dental Hygienists in Alaska earn 16% more than the national average. Those in Washington DC earn the most of all Dental Hygienists in the USA with an average salary of $98,530.

In 2015 there where 480 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.

The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Alaska;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Anchorage, AK290$87,970
Fairbanks, AK60$87,360
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area60$95,150

Get Started Today!

Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Hygiene Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best Dental Hygieniest programs in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!

Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.

If a career as a Dental Hygienist strongly appeals then you will be happy to know that Dental Hygiene salaries are among some of the highest in the healthcare industry. There also continues to be strong job growth in the sector with an additional 30,000 positions projected to be created between 2016 and 2024 representing an almost 15% increase in employment.


Related Healthcare Careers

The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Alaska;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Hygienists480$40.59$84,430
Physician Assistants380$53.18$110,600
Respiratory Therapists170$34.11$70,950
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers90$37.90$78,840
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics390$25.96$54,000
Pharmacy Technicians730$18.98$39,480
Surgical Technologists180$25.45$52,930
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians180$20.24$42,090
Home Health Aides1,960$14.50$30,160
Nursing Assistants1,770$17.93$37,300
Physical Therapist Assistants70$30.63$63,720
Massage Therapists700$40.46$84,150
Dental Assistants1,260$21.42$44,560
Medical Assistants1,460$18.65$38,800
Medical Transcriptionists180$17.59$36,590
Phlebotomistsnot available$18.14$37,740

Alaska

Alaska

Alaska is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east, its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.
Area: 663,268 sq mi
Population: 741,894
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