Demographic information on Dental hygienists in the US. The average age of male Dental hygienists in the workforce is 42.9 and of female Dental hygienists is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dental hygienists is White.
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 Communication Technologies.
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.
Projections on wages and job growth for Dental hygienists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Dental hygienists are expected to see a growth of 18.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.