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.
To work as a Dental Hygienist in Arizona you will need to graduate from an accredited Dental Hygiene school. Listed below are some of the top accredited Dental Hygiene programs and schools in Arizona.
Top Dental Hygiene Schools in Arizona
|Northern Arizona University||Flagstaff||Approval||2020|
|Mohave Community College||Kingman||Approval||2020|
|Mesa Community College||Mesa||Approval||2021|
|Rio Salado College||Tempe||Approval||2020|
|Pima Community College, Tucson||Tucson||Approval||2018|
|University of Arkansas, Fort Smith||Fort Smith||Approval||2022|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock||Little Rock||Approval||2021|
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program in Arizona
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 Arizona 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?
Dental Hygiene Schools Near You
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Dental Hygienist Salary in Arizona
|Compared to National Average||12.7% Above|
|Top 10% of Earners||$98,340|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$59,250|
According to Bureau for Labor Statistics data (may 2015) the average Dental Hygienist Salary in Arizona is $81,950. This represents an hourly wage of $39.40. Dental Hygienists in Arizona earn 12.7% 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 3,090 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in Arizona.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Arizona;
|Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ||40||$88,090|
Arizona Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Arizona law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Arizona. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (602) 242-1492
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Arizona;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Average Salary|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||1,130||$38.70||$80,490|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||3,720||$17.66||$36,740|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||1,270||$12.63||$26,260|
|Home Health Aides||13,420||$11.18||$23,240|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||400||$28.25||$58,770|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,420||$21.23||$44,160|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||4,930||$20.01||$41,630|
|Respiratory Therapy Technicians||350||$25.08||$52,170|
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Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States.
Area: 113,990 sq mi
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