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 Minnesota (MN) 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 Minnesota.
Top Dental Hygiene Schools Minnesota
|Normandale Community College||Bloomington||Approval||2016|
|Lake Superior College||Duluth||Approval||2022|
|Minnesota State University||Mankato||Approval||2016|
|University of Minnesota||Minneapolis||Approval||2020|
|Minnesota State Community & Technical College||Moorhead||Approval||2018|
|Rochester Community and Technical College||Rochester||Approval||2019|
|Century College||White Bear Lake||Approval||2020|
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program in Minnesota
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 Minnesota 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?
Minnesota Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Minnesota law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Minnesota Board of Dentistry governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Minnesota. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (612) 617-2250
Dental Hygienist Salary in Minnesota
|Compared to National Average||2.35% Below|
|Top 10% of Earners||$88,410|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$55,200|
According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics the average Dental Hygienist salary in Minnesota is $71,010. This represents an hourly wage of $34.14. Dental Hygienists in Minnesota earn 2.3% less 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 4,620 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Minnesota;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Mankato-North Mankato, MN||70||$30.89||$64,260.00|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||3300||$35.02||$72,850.00|
|St. Cloud, MN||200||$34.11||$70,950.00|
|Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area||220||$31.33||$65,170.00|
|Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area||50||$30.72||$63,900.00|
|Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area||170||$32.74||$68,090.00|
|Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area||220||$31.72||$65,980.00|
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Minnesota;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||1400||$75,610.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||4380||$38,260.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||2570||$34,020.00|
|Home Health Aides||27550||$25,420.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||550||$45,660.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1200||$50,270.00|
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Minnesota is a state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States.
Area: 86,936 sq mi
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