Dental Assistant in Nevada

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Nevada


Each year, approximately 0.7% of Nevada graduates receive certificates in dental assisting. Thus, Nevada's 7 dental assistant schools put out approximately 284 dental assistants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nevada with a dental assistant program is Institute of Professional Careers, which is located in Las Vegas. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. no students graduated with a certificate in dental assistant from Institute of Professional Careers in 2010.

Milan Institute, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nevada that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Sparks. In 2010, Milan Institute graduated 58 students from its dental assistant program.

Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Nevada that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Las Vegas. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 59 students from its dental assistant programs. Students at Pima Medical Institute paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Nevada's dental assistant schools ranges from $2,243 per year to $2,243 per year. But, the average tuition is $641 per year. In 2010, the following Nevada dental assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year

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

  1. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year

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

The highest percentage of dental assistant graduates in Nevada pursue careers as a dental assistant. In 2010, there were 2,680 dental assistants working in Nevada. In Nevada, the largest numbers of dental assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 1,910 dental assistants
  2. Pinal County - 510 dental assistants
  3. Churchill County - 100 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 3,450 dental assistants will be working in Nevada state. This would require the number of dental assistants to grow by 35%.

Salary

A dental assistant in Nevada makes an average of $32,670 per year. But, salaries for dental assistants can vary. In 2010, dental assistants made as little as less than $19,930 per year or as much as more than $46,920 per year in Nevada. The following counties in Nevada have the highest average salaries for dental assistants:

  1. Pinal County - $35,850 per year
  2. Churchill County - $35,650 per year
  3. Elko County - $33,540 per year

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

  1. Clark County - $31,610 per year
  2. Carson City County - $33,330 per year
  3. Elko County - $33,540 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Nevada 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.

  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Nevada

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,617 miles from location College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas NV 8.76905 n/a 42,108
7,783 miles from location Truckee Meadows Community College Reno NV 11.7657 n/a 12,942
7,611 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Las Vegas NV 22.0107 n/a 992
7,614 miles from location Anthem Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas NV 16.8268 n/a 526
7,782 miles from location Milan Institute Sparks NV 26.5799 n/a 362
7,618 miles from location Northwest Health Careers Las Vegas NV 20.4294 n/a 217
7,612 miles from location Institute of Professional Careers Las Vegas NV 27.3664 100% 5
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 2,680 $32,670 21.8%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 100 $38,800 -61.5%
 

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