Dental Hygiene Schools In Arizona

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.

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

 

School Area Status Next Visit
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff Approval 2020
Mohave Community College Kingman Approval 2020
Mesa Community College Mesa Approval 2021
Phoenix College Phoenix Approval 2022
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

 

Average Salary $81,950
Hourly Wage $39.40
Compared to National Average 12.7% Above
Top 10% of Earners $98,340
Bottom 10% of Earners $59,250
Number Employed 3,090

 
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.
Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Salary in AZ

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ40$88,090
Prescott, AZ130$87,850
Flagstaff, AZ60$83,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ2,090$82,640

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
Email: elaine.hugunin@azdentalboard.us
Website: http://www.azdentalboard.us

Related Healthcare Careers

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageAverage Salary
Dental Hygienists3,090$39.40$81,950
Physician Assistants2,460$46.12$95,920
Respiratory Therapists2,370$26.52$55,150
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,130$38.70$80,490
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics3,720$17.66$36,740
Pharmacy Technicians9,060$15.88$33,040
Surgical Technologists2,190$23.95$49,820
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1,270$12.63$26,260
Home Health Aides13,420$11.18$23,240
Nursing Assistants13,530$13.89$28,890
Occupational Therapy Assistants400$28.25$58,770
Physical Therapist Assistants1,420$21.23$44,160
Massage Therapists3,880$22.52$46,850
Dental Assistants6,820$18.03$37,500
Medical Assistants16,890$15.51$32,260
Medical Transcriptionists1,050$18.03$37,490
Phlebotomists2,520$14.53$30,220
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians4,930$20.01$41,630
Respiratory Therapy Technicians350$25.08$52,170
Radiologic Technologists3,190$29.74$61,860

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Arizona

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Area: 113,990 sq mi
Population: 6,931,071
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