Dental Assistant in Idaho

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Idaho


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Idaho receive dental assisting certificates every year. Thus, Idaho's 6 dental assistant schools put out approximately 156 dental assistants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Idaho that has a dental assistant program is Boise State University. Boise State University, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Boise. In 2010, Boise State University graduated no students from its dental assistant program. Tuition at Boise State University was $5,300 per year.

The second-ranked school in Idaho with a dental assistant program is Carrington College-Boise, which is located in Boise. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. In 2010, 74 students graduated from Carrington College-Boise dental assistant program.

Milan Institute, which is located in Boise, is the third-ranked school in Idaho that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 77th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Milan Institute graduated 45 students from its dental assistant programs. Milan Institute charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Dental assistant schools in Idaho, charge students an average tuition of $2,159 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,300 per year, or as little as $2,038 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Idaho dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Boise State University - located in Boise, students are charged $5,300 per year
  2. College of Western Idaho - located in Nampa, students are charged $3,096 per year
  3. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Idaho dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Eastern Idaho Technical College - located in Idaho Falls, students are charged $2,038 per year
  2. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  3. College of Western Idaho - located in Nampa, students are charged $3,096 per year

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

Most people who graduate from dental assistant school in Idaho go on to work as a dental assistant. In 2010, there were 2,000 dental assistants working in Idaho. The largest populations of Idaho dental assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Ada County - 800 dental assistants
  2. Blaine County - 250 dental assistants
  3. Kootenai County - 220 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of dental assistants in the state of Idaho will grow to 2,580. This would require a 35% growth in the profession.

Salary

A dental assistant in Idaho makes an average of $30,660 per year. However, Idaho dental assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,920 per year to more than $50,660 per year in 2010. On average a dental assistant earns the most in the following Idaho counties:

  1. Ada County - $34,230 per year
  2. Bannock County - $33,400 per year
  3. Nez Perce County - $33,260 per year

The following counties in Idaho have the lowest average salaries for dental assistants:

  1. Bear Lake County - $25,800 per year
  2. Blaine County - $26,550 per year
  3. Adams County - $27,230 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Idaho statistics regarding a career in dental assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Idaho
  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Idaho

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,515 miles from location Boise State University Boise ID 58.2803 61% 18,933
7,453 miles from location College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls ID 15.7658 n/a 8,133
7,529 miles from location College of Western Idaho Nampa ID n/a n/a 3,683
7,517 miles from location Carrington College-Boise Boise ID 32.6786 100% 1,440
7,315 miles from location Eastern Idaho Technical College Idaho Falls ID 16.751 n/a 886
7,518 miles from location Milan Institute Boise ID 23.4695 n/a 475
 

Curious what studying Dental Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 2,000 $30,660 11.1%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 220 $39,910 -15.4%
 

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