Dental Hygiene Schools In Mississippi MS

Top Dental Hygiene Schools Mississippi

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Mississippi it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.

Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools and related programs near you.

Area Number Employed Hourly Wage Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 160 $29.09 $60,500.00
Hattiesburg, MS 70 $21.78 $45,310.00
Jackson, MS 260 $27.49 $57,180.00
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8)- $24.33 $50,610.00
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 $29.84 $62,060.00
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 $24.24 $50,420.00
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 $26.33 $54,760.00

Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program: Important Considerations

Take the first step and request information from Schools and Colleges in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the School options 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 students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Mississippi 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?

Mississippi Dental Hygienist License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Mississippi law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Mississippi. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (601) 944-9622

Dental Hygienist Salary in Mississippi

Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Working in Mississippi

The average Dental Hygienist salary in Mississippi is $55,110. This represents an hourly wage of $26.49. Dental Hygienists in Mississippi earn 24.2% 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 1,080 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.

The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Mississippi;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS160$60,500.00
Hattiesburg, MS70$45,310.00
Jackson, MS260$57,180.00
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area(8)-$50,610.00
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area110$62,060.00
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area160$50,420.00
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area80$54,760.00

Get Started Today!

Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Hygiene Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best Dental Hygieniest programs in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!

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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.

Related Healthcare Careers

The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Mississippi;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists1080$55,110.00
Physician Assistants200$51,040.00
Respiratory Therapists1550$48,180.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers610$61,890.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics2120$35,820.00
Pharmacy Technicians3330$28,520.00
Surgical Technologists1220$38,070.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians480$32,020.00
Home Health Aides8120$21,270.00
Nursing Assistants13750$21,290.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants380$54,750.00
Physical Therapist Assistants890$47,300.00
Massage Therapists180$25,030.00
Dental Assistants2170$30,830.00
Medical Assistants2340$28,830.00
Medical Transcriptionists510$29,590.00


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