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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- Accredited Schools offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Arizona
- Top Dentistry and related schools nearest to you now
- Arizona Licensing Requirements and contacts
- How much does a Dental Hygienist make in Arizona?
- Related healthcare career options in Arizona
Accredited Dental Hygiene Schools in Arizona
To work as a Dental Hygienist in Arizona you will need to graduate from an accredited school. Listed below are some of the top accredited Dental Hygiene programs and schools in Arizona.
|Northern Arizona University||Flagstaff||Approval||2020|
|Mohave Community College||Kingman||Approval||2020|
|Mesa Community College||Mesa||Approval||2021|
|Rio Salado College||Tempe||Approval||2020|
|Pima Community College, Tucson||Tucson||Approval||2018|
|University of Arkansas, Fort Smith||Fort Smith||Approval||2022|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock||Little Rock||Approval||2021|
Top 5 Dental and Related Programs Near You in Arizona
Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to some schools in your area and requesting program information.
Listed below are some of the top dentistry and related programs in your area. Simply click on each school that interests you and enter your details in the box below to receive information from each of the schools relating to programs, admissions, tuition etc. It’s fast and it’s free!
Dental Hygienist Salary in Arizona
|Compared to National Average||12.7% Above|
|Top 10% of Earners||$98,340|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$59,250|
According to Bureau for Labor Statistics data (may 2015) the average Dental Hygienist Salary in Arizona is $81,950. This represents an hourly wage of $39.40. Dental Hygienists in Arizona earn 12.7% 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 3,090 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in Arizona.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Arizona;
|Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ||40||$88,090|
Arizona Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Arizona law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Arizona. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (602) 242-1492
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Arizona;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Average Salary|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||1,130||$38.70||$80,490|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||3,720||$17.66||$36,740|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||1,270||$12.63||$26,260|
|Home Health Aides||13,420||$11.18||$23,240|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||400||$28.25||$58,770|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,420||$21.23||$44,160|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||4,930||$20.01||$41,630|
|Respiratory Therapy Technicians||350||$25.08||$52,170|
Arizona ; Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo [xòːztò xɑ̀xòːtsò]; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak [ˡaɺi ˡʂonak]) is a U.S.
Area: 113,990 sq mi
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