Dental Assistant in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in New Mexico


Each year, roughly 0.5% of New Mexico students graduate with certificates in dental assisting. Thus, New Mexico's 9 dental assistant schools put out approximately 245 dental assistants each year.

Top Schools

Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Albuquerque. 98 students graduated with a certificate in dental assistant from Pima Medical Institute in 2010.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a dental assistant program is Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, which was ranked 87th in the country in 2010, is located in Roswell. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus dental assistant program. Students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus paid $1,339 per year in tuition fees.

Central New Mexico Community College, which is located in Albuquerque, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 89th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Central New Mexico Community College dental assistant program. Students at Central New Mexico Community College paid $1,812 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a New Mexico dental assistant school, average tuition will be $1,198 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $814 per year to $1,812 per year. In 2010, the following New Mexico dental assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year
  2. University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus - located in Gallup, students are charged $1,518 per year
  3. University of New Mexico-Taos Branch - located in Ranchos De Taos, students are charged $1,488 per year

The following New Mexico dental assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
  2. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year
  3. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year

A dental assistant certificate from a New Mexico school... what next?

A large number of New Mexico dental assistant graduates become dental assistants. 2,060 dental assistants were working in New Mexico in 2010. The largest populations of New Mexico dental assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 940 dental assistants
  2. Chaves County - 260 dental assistants
  3. Dona Ana County - 210 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of dental assistants in New Mexico will grow by 30%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,410 dental assistants working in New Mexico.

Salary

A dental assistant in New Mexico makes an average of $31,270 per year. In 2010, however, some New Mexico dental assistants earned as little as less than $16,980 per year or as much as more than $46,720 per year. On average a dental assistant earns the most in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Santa Fe County - $34,300 per year
  2. Cibola County - $32,870 per year
  3. San Juan County - $32,290 per year

On average, dental assistants earns the least in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Catron County - $26,630 per year
  2. Dona Ana County - $29,020 per year
  3. Bernalillo County - $30,830 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico 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 New Mexico
  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,162 miles from location Carrington College-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM n/a n/a n/a
7,162 miles from location Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque NM 11.3262 n/a 27,999
7,201 miles from location New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces NM 9.17134 n/a 9,021
7,121 miles from location Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 9.04201 n/a 4,630
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
7,273 miles from location University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus Gallup NM 7.222 n/a 2,839
7,078 miles from location Luna Community College Las Vegas NM 9.23049 n/a 1,791
7,088 miles from location University of New Mexico-Taos Branch Ranchos De Taos NM 5.88764 n/a 1,429
7,159 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque NM 25.16 n/a 1,003
 

Curious what studying Dental Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 2,060 $31,270 28.0%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 200 $36,790 5.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are dental assistant related jobs in New Mexico