There also continues to be strong jobs 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.
If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Louisiana it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.
Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Programs and Schools in Florida.
Top Dental Hygiene Schools Louisiana
|University of Louisiana||Monroe||Approval||2020|
|Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center||New Orleans||Approval||2023|
|Southern University||Shreveport||Approval w/ Reporting||2022|
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program: Important Considerations
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 Louisiana 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?
Dental Hygiene Schools Near You
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Dental Hygienist Salary in Louisiana
|Compared to National Average||22.5% Below|
|Top 10% of Earners||$82,100|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$33,270|
The average Dental Hygienist salary in Louisiana is $56,340. This represents an hourly wage of $27.09. Dental Hygienists in Louisiana earn 22.5% 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 1,960 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Louisiana;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Baton Rouge, LA||360||$29.58||$61,520.00|
|Lake Charles, LA||80||$22.58||$46,960.00|
|New Orleans-Metairie, LA||620||$27.86||$57,950.00|
|Shreveport-Bossier City, LA||140||$23.45||$48,790.00|
|Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area||90||$26.42||$54,950.00|
|Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area||40||$37.66||$78,340.00|
Louisiana Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Louisiana law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Louisiana. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (504) 568-8574
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Louisiana;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||670||$59,480.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||2820||$37,040.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||1370||$27,270.00|
|Home Health Aides||9870||$20,160.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||450||$54,050.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1090||$45,030.00|
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Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is the 31st in size and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States.
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