Dental Assistant in Arizona

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Arizona


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Arizona receive dental assisting certificates every year. That means an estimated 625 dental assistants graduate from Arizona's 12 dental assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Carrington College-Phoenix, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Phoenix. In 2010, Carrington College-Phoenix graduated 154 students from its dental assistant program.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a dental assistant program is Pima Medical Institute. Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Mesa. In 2010, 79 students graduated from Pima Medical Institute dental assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a dental assistant program is Arizona College of Allied Health, which is located in Glendale. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. In 2010, 41 students graduated from Arizona College of Allied Health dental assistant program. Arizona College of Allied Health charged in-state students $13,525 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Arizona dental assistant school, average tuition will be $2,072 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,412 per year to $13,525 per year. In 2010, the dental assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Arizona College of Allied Health - located in Glendale, students are charged $13,525 per year
  2. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year
  3. Rio Salado College - located in Tempe, students are charged $1,734 per year

The dental assistant schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Rio Salado College - located in Tempe, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Phoenix College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year

A dental assistant certificate from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of dental assistant graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a dental assistant. In 2010, there were 6,530 dental assistants working in Arizona. The largest populations of Arizona dental assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 4,740 dental assistants
  2. Pima County - 850 dental assistants
  3. Apache County - 230 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 8,280 dental assistants will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of dental assistants to grow by 31%.

Salary

A dental assistant in Arizona makes an average of $34,030 per year. However, Arizona dental assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,910 per year to more than $49,530 per year in 2010. A dental assistant in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Pima County - $35,530 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $34,370 per year
  3. Apache County - $33,290 per year

A dental assistant in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Mohave County - $29,210 per year
  2. Yavapai County - $29,250 per year
  3. Coconino County - $30,090 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in dental assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as dental assisting or dental hygiene.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Dental Assisting in Arizona
  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,477 miles from location Carrington College-Mesa Mesa AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,444 miles from location Carrington College-Tucson Tucson AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,484 miles from location Rio Salado College Tempe AZ 21.6861 n/a 20,865
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,490 miles from location Carrington College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 32.4784 100% 5,844
7,478 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ 27.6782 n/a 1,274
7,441 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Tucson AZ 26.4718 n/a 1,198
7,492 miles from location Arizona College of Allied Health Glendale AZ 27.4798 n/a 740
7,489 miles from location The Bryman School of Arizona Phoenix AZ 22.6068 n/a 643
7,487 miles from location Fortis College Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 124
 

Curious what studying Dental Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 6,530 $34,030 19.8%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 700 $32,580 18.6%
 

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