Dental Hygienist Programs Washington
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.
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Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools and related programs near you. Simply click on each school and enter your details to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and it’s free! You can select as many schools as you like.
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Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program in Washington
Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Hygiene School include;
- Is the School fully accredited? If you wish to work as a Dental Hygienist in Washington it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited school.
- What percentage of students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Washington 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?
Washington Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Washington law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Washington State Department of Health and Dental Quality Assurance Commission governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Washington. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (360) 236-4700
Dental Hygienist Salary Washington
|Compared to National Average||22.21% Above|
|Top 10% of Earners||$114,460|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$66,600|
The average Dental Hygienist salary in Washington is $88,870. This represents an hourly wage of $42.73. Dental Hygienists in Washington earn 22.2% 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 6,020 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Washington;
|Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA||120||$91,420|
|Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division||2,820||$91,230|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA||550||$82,240|
|Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division||520||$86,970|
|Walla Walla, WA||50||$82,370|
|Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area||180||$96,800|
|Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area||Not Avalable||$97,880|
|Central Washington nonmetropolitan area||70||$89,400|
|East Washington nonmetropolitan area||80||$88,520|
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Washington;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||1,480||$85,120|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||2,880||$58,370|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||1,850||$36,530|
|Home Health Aides||7,610||$25,720|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||400||$60,070|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,290||$57,680|
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