Dental Assistant in Kansas

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Kansas


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Kansas graduates receive certificates in dental assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 46 dental assistants graduate from Kansas' 3 dental assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kansas with a dental assistant program is Salina Area Technical College, which is located in Salina. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, Salina Area Technical College graduated 9 students from its dental assistant program. Tuition at Salina Area Technical College was $3,584 per year.

Flint Hills Technical College, which is located in Emporia, is the second-ranked school in Kansas that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. 16 students graduated with certificate in dental assistant from Flint Hills Technical College in 2010. Flint Hills Technical College charged in-state students $3,810 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Kansas with a dental assistant program is Wichita Area Technical College, which is located in Wichita. In 2010, it was ranked 76th nationwide. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Wichita Area Technical College dental assistant program. Students at Wichita Area Technical College paid $5,328 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Kansas' dental assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,241 per year, though tuition can range from $5,328 per year to $3,584 per year. In 2010, the following Kansas dental assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Wichita Area Technical College - located in Wichita, students are charged $5,328 per year
  2. Flint Hills Technical College - located in Emporia, students are charged $3,810 per year
  3. Salina Area Technical College - located in Salina, students are charged $3,584 per year

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

  1. Salina Area Technical College - located in Salina, students are charged $3,584 per year
  2. Flint Hills Technical College - located in Emporia, students are charged $3,810 per year
  3. Wichita Area Technical College - located in Wichita, students are charged $5,328 per year

A dental assistant certificate from a Kansas school... what next?

A large number of Kansas dental assistant graduates become dental assistants. If you decide to work as a dental assistant in Kansas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,050 Kansas dental assistants as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Kansas dental assistants:

  1. Allen County - 930 dental assistants
  2. Butler County - 670 dental assistants
  3. Jackson County - 250 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 3,690 dental assistants will be working in Kansas state. This would require the number of dental assistants to grow by 30%.

Salary

A dental assistant in Kansas makes an average of $32,210 per year. In 2010, however, some Kansas dental assistants earned as little as less than $18,560 per year or as much as more than $51,960 per year. A dental assistant in the following Kansas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Jackson County - $34,660 per year
  2. Douglas County - $33,240 per year
  3. Butler County - $31,080 per year

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

  1. Allen County - $27,580 per year
  2. Geary County - $30,340 per year
  3. Butler County - $31,080 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in dental assisting in Kansas 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.

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,625 miles from location Wichita Area Technical College Wichita KS 24.4302 n/a 2,116
6,562 miles from location Flint Hills Technical College Emporia KS 25.1103 n/a 606
6,636 miles from location Salina Area Technical College Salina KS 30.3018 n/a 339
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 3,050 $32,210 10.5%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 610 $36,840 -4.7%
 

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