The Dental Hygiene program provides students with the necessary education to function as an integral member of the dental team. As a hygienist you will provide therapeutic and preventive services with a dentist and be involved in dental health counseling. The program blends academic and clinical course work.

Where to find work

Private dental offices, group practices, and public and non-profit clinics found in colleges and universities.

Future jobs*

This occupation is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. In Washington this occupation is expected to increase by 12.8% by the year 2007. In some areas, especially smaller communities, there is an acute shortage of qualified dental hygienists.

Salary examples*

Entry-level earnings average for dental hygienists is $5,510 per month ($31.79 per hour), depending on employer and location in state. Many dental hygienists work part-time, and a few are paid a commission or a combination of salary and commission. Half of all dental hygienists earn between $5,900 and $7,312 per month.

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Dental Hygiene Salary in Seattle, WA