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.
In order to become a Dental Hygienist in South Carolina (SC) you will need to have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School. Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools and related programs near you.
Top Dental Hygiene Schools South Carolina
|Trident Technical College||Charleston SC||Accreditation||2018|
|Midlands Technical College||Columbia SC||Accreditation||2021|
|Florence Darlington Technical College||Florence SC||Accreditation||2016|
|Greenville Technical College||Greenville SC||Accreditation||2021|
|Horry-Georgetown Technical College||Myrtle Beach SC||Accreditation||2020|
|York Technical College||Rock Hill SC||Accreditation||2020|
View the map below for all schools and colleges offering Dental Hygienist Programs in SC;
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program in South Carolina
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 South Carolina 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?
Top Dental Hygiene Schools Near You
Take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Hygiene Schools near you. Below you will find a list of some of the top schools offer Dental Hygiene and related programs in your area.
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Dental Hygienist Salary in South Carolina
|Compared to National Average||18.5% Below|
According to the most recent BLS.gov data Dental Hygienists in South Carolina earn 18.5% 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 2,680 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in South Carolina;
|Charleston-North Charleston, SC||500||$70,290|
|Florence, SC||Not Avalable||$49,210|
|Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC||90||$58,030|
|Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC||160||$56,480|
|Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area||40||$54,840|
|Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area||120||$64,230|
|Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area||30||$49,700|
|Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area||70||$49,410|
South Carolina Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by South Carolina law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The South Carolina State Board of Dentistry governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in South Carolina. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (803) 896-4599
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in South Carolina;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||760||$59,050|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||5,130||$31,800|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||1,490||$29,940|
|Home Health Aides||10,000||$20,280|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||370||$59,780|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,180||$56,380|
Get Started Today!
Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Hygiene Schools in South Carolina. Simply enter your details in the box below to see the best schools and programs in your area.
South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia, across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Area: 32,020 sq mi
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