Dental Hygienists

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Occupation Description

Dental hygienists clean teeth and check oral, head, and neck areas for signs of oral illness. They instruct patients on oral cleanliness, take and develop x-rays, or apply dental health aids.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

190290

Job Openings By 2020

104900

Growth Rate

37.7%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates in Dental Hygiene

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth