Dental Assistant in Arkansas

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Arkansas


Around 0.2% of Arkansas's graduates graduate from dental assisting certificate programs every year. Thus, Arkansas' 4 dental assistant schools put out approximately 125 dental assistants each year.

Top Schools

Eastern College of Health Vocations, which is located in Little Rock, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 85th in the country in 2010. 90 students graduated with a certificate in dental assistant from Eastern College of Health Vocations in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Arkansas with a dental assistant program is Arkansas Northeastern College, which is located in Blytheville. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. 8 students graduated with certificate in dental assistant from Arkansas Northeastern College in 2010. Students at Arkansas Northeastern College paid $1,720 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a dental assistant program is NorthWest Arkansas Community College. NorthWest Arkansas Community College, which was ranked 88th in the country in 2010, is located in Bentonville. The tuition rate at NorthWest Arkansas Community College was $2,613 per year.

Cost

Dental assistant schools in Arkansas, charge students an average tuition of $1,793 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $2,840 per year, or as little as $1,720 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arkansas dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pulaski Technical College - located in North Little Rock, students are charged $2,840 per year
  2. NorthWest Arkansas Community College - located in Bentonville, students are charged $2,613 per year
  3. Arkansas Northeastern College - located in Blytheville, students are charged $1,720 per year

The following Arkansas dental assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Arkansas Northeastern College - located in Blytheville, students are charged $1,720 per year
  2. NorthWest Arkansas Community College - located in Bentonville, students are charged $2,613 per year
  3. Pulaski Technical College - located in North Little Rock, students are charged $2,840 per year

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

The highest percentage of dental assistant graduates in Arkansas pursue careers as a dental assistant. 2,620 dental assistants were working in Arkansas in 2010. The Arkansas counties with the largest populations of dental assistants are:

  1. Faulkner County - 720 dental assistants
  2. Benton County - 500 dental assistants
  3. Crawford County - 250 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of dental assistants in Arkansas will grow by 34%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,450 dental assistants working in Arkansas.

Salary

A dental assistant in Arkansas earns $27,700 per year on average. But, salaries for dental assistants can vary. In 2010, dental assistants made as little as less than $17,310 per year or as much as more than $44,400 per year in Arkansas. The following counties in Arkansas have the highest average salaries for dental assistants:

  1. Benton County - $30,950 per year
  2. Craighead County - $30,490 per year
  3. Garland County - $28,920 per year

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

  1. Baxter County - $23,600 per year
  2. Arkansas County - $24,090 per year
  3. Cleveland County - $25,080 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in dental assisting in Arkansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as dental assisting or dental hygiene, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Arkansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,355 miles from location Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock AR 10.0983 n/a 10,255
6,457 miles from location NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville AR 12.1506 n/a 8,006
6,220 miles from location Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville AR 12.7566 n/a 1,914
6,358 miles from location Eastern College of Health Vocations Little Rock AR 15.149 n/a 165
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 2,620 $27,700 24.2%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 330 $36,320 -19.5%
 

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