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 Alabama it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.
Accredited Dental Hygiene Schools Alabama
|Wallace State College||Hanceville||Dental Hygiene Program (Associate Degree)|
|Fortis Institute||Birmingham||Dental Hygiene Program (Associate Degree)|
Top 10 Dental Hygiene Programs Near You in Alabama
Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools and related programs near you.
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program in Alabama
Take the first step and request information from Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the Schools presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!
Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Hygiene School include;
- Is the School fully accredited?
- What percentage of graduates are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Alabama 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 lab 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?
Alabama Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Alabama law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Alabama Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Alabama. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (334) 269-9990
Dental Hygienist Salary in Alabama
The average Dental Hygienist salary in Alabama is $44,400. This represents an hourly wage of $21.34. Dental Hygienists in Alabama earn 39% 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 3,040 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Alabama;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area||110||$22.39||$46,560|
|Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area||240||$21.45||$44,610|
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Alabama;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||910||$14.03||$29,180|
|Home Health Aides||4,860||$9.48||$19,720|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||500||$27.04||$56,240|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,860||$25.25||$52,520|
Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.
Area: 52,419 sq mi
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