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.
If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Michigan it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.
Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools in Michigan.
Top Dental Hygiene Schools Michigan
|University of Michigan||Ann Arbor||Approval||2023|
|Kellogg Community College||Battle Creek||Approval||2016|
|Ferris State University||Big Rapids||Approval||2019|
|Wayne County Community College District||Detroit||Approval||2022|
|University of Detroit Mercy||Detroit||Approval||2021|
|Mott Community College||Flint||Approval||2021|
|Grand Rapids Community College||Grand Rapids||Approval||2019|
|Kalamazoo Valley Community College||Kalamazoo||Approval||2017|
|Lansing Community College||Lansing||Approval||2017|
|Delta College - University||University Center||Approval||2017|
|Oakland Community College||Waterford||Approval||2020|
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Programin Michigan
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 Michigan 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 Hygienist Schools Near You
Take the first step and request information from Schools and Colleges your area. Select from the list of Dental Hygiene schools and related programs in your area presented below to receive admissions, curriculum and tuition information.
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Dental Hygienist Salary in Michigan
|Compared to National Average||15.8% Below|
|Top 10% of Earners||$76,550|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$50,200|
In 2015 there where 9,870 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Michigan;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Ann Arbor, MI||420||$31.86||$66,260.00|
|Battle Creek, MI||90||$25.40||$52,820.00|
|Bay City, MI||90||$28.99||$60,300.00|
|Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division||1350||$31.97||$66,500.00|
|Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI||1130||$28.79||$59,890.00|
|Lansing-East Lansing, MI||670||$30.87||$64,210.00|
|Niles-Benton Harbor, MI||90||$31.19||$64,870.00|
|Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division||3210||$28.54||$59,350.00|
|Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area||280||$28.94||$60,200.00|
|Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area||210||$30.26||$62,950.00|
|Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area||320||$28.25||$58,770.00|
|Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area||490||$28.97||$60,270.00|
Michigan Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Michigan law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Professions governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Michigan. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Michigan;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||2460||$59,810.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||6500||$31,480.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||2900||$31,300.00|
|Home Health Aides||32100||$22,210.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||1090||$48,530.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||4020||$46,890.00|
Get Started Today!
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