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Total Workforce
177,817
Average Age
42
Estimated Job Growth
19.7%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$50,045
Average Male Salary
$89,372
Average Female Salary
$48,329

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dental hygienists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of dentists is the industry that employs the most Dental hygienists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dental hygienists, by average wage, is Other health care services. Dental hygienists are paid most in San Antonio City (Far North) & Timberwood Park PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Noblesville City & Fishers Town (East) PUMA, IN.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dental hygienists in the US. The average age of male Dental hygienists in the workforce is 41.8 and of female Dental hygienists is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dental hygienists is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dental hygienists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dental hygienists is Health but a relatively high number of Dental hygienists hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dental hygienists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental hygienists need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Writing, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dental hygienists need more than the average amount of Science, Operation and Control, and Service Orientation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Dental hygienists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Dental hygienists are expected to see a growth of 19.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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