Dental Assistant in Texas

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Texas


Each year, approximately 0.6% of Texas graduates receive certificates in dental assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 3,270 dental assistants graduate from Texas' 53 dental assistant schools.

Top Schools

Concorde Career Institute, which is located in Arlington, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 62nd in the country in 2010. 125 students graduated with a certificate in dental assistant from Concorde Career Institute in 2010.

The Academy of Health Care Professions, which was ranked 62nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Houston. 31 students graduated with certificate in dental assistant from The Academy of Health Care Professions in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Texas that has a dental assistant program is Platt College. Platt College, which was ranked 63rd in the country in 2010, is located in Dallas. In 2010, Platt College graduated 22 students from its dental assistant programs. The tuition rate at Platt College was $0 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Texas' dental assistant schools ranges from $19,950 per year to $1,128 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,155 per year. In 2010, the following Texas dental assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Remington College-Fort Worth Campus - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $19,950 per year
  2. Computer Career Center a division of Vista College - located in El Paso, students are charged $18,563 per year
  3. Everest College-Fort Worth - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $15,263 per year

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

  1. Grayson County College - located in Denison, students are charged $1,128 per year
  2. Tarrant County College District - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $1,200 per year
  3. Houston Community College - located in Houston, students are charged $1,394 per year

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

Most people who graduate from dental assistant school in Texas go on to work as a dental assistant. 20,800 dental assistants were working in Texas in 2010. In Texas, the largest numbers of dental assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 5,940 dental assistants
  2. Collin County - 3,870 dental assistants
  3. Atascosa County - 1,970 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 25,840 dental assistants will be working in Texas state. This would require the number of dental assistants to grow by 34%.

Salary

On average, dental assistants earn $31,800 per year. However, Texas dental assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,070 per year to more than $46,690 per year in 2010. A dental assistant in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Collin County - $35,480 per year
  2. Bastrop County - $35,350 per year
  3. Johnson County - $35,130 per year

The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for dental assistants are:

  1. Brewster County - $24,250 per year
  2. Crosby County - $24,320 per year
  3. Andrews County - $24,420 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,551 miles from location Astrodome Career Centers Houston TX 25.6845 n/a n/a
6,651 miles from location Everest College-Forth Worth South Fort Worth TX n/a n/a n/a
6,741 miles from location Concorde Career Institute San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,636 miles from location Kaplan College-Arlington Arlington TX n/a n/a n/a
6,616 miles from location Concorde Career Institute Dallas TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,651 miles from location Tarrant County College District Fort Worth TX 13.2456 n/a 44,355
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,736 miles from location San Antonio College San Antonio TX 9.68457 n/a 24,135
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,642 miles from location Texas State Technical College Waco Waco TX 16.0745 n/a 6,816
6,701 miles from location Texas State Technical College Harlingen Harlingen TX 16.937 n/a 5,988
6,606 miles from location Grayson County College Denison TX 16.3434 n/a 4,856
6,448 miles from location Lamar State College-Orange Orange TX 9.77762 n/a 2,262
6,646 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-North Richland Hills North Richland Hills TX 26.4697 91% 2,225
6,682 miles from location Everest Institute-Austin Austin TX 16.3381 n/a 1,489
6,549 miles from location Everest Institute-Greenspoint Houston TX 24.2333 100% 1,226
6,549 miles from location Texas School of Business Inc Houston TX 25.9901 n/a 1,206
6,625 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Dallas Dallas TX 24.3674 n/a 1,172
0 miles from location Kaplan College-San Antonio-San Pedro Campus San Antonio TX 24.7755 n/a 1,082
6,734 miles from location Kaplan Career Institute - McAllen Mcallen TX 24.0265 n/a 1,015
7,186 miles from location Computer Career Center a division of Vista College El Paso TX 35.1167 n/a 994
6,649 miles from location Everest College-Fort Worth Fort Worth TX 24.6255 97% 939
6,680 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Corpus Christi TX n/a n/a 838
6,638 miles from location Concorde Career Institute Arlington TX 38.0317 100% 798
6,550 miles from location Remington College-North Houston Campus Houston TX 22.0011 49% 796
6,644 miles from location Remington College-Fort Worth Campus Fort Worth TX 20.5154 25% 782
6,680 miles from location Kaplan College-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 24.3632 n/a 755
6,631 miles from location High-Tech Institute-Dallas Irving TX 22.2591 n/a 746
6,649 miles from location Kaplan College-Fort Worth Fort Worth TX 23.3426 n/a 721
7,182 miles from location Kaplan College El Paso TX 25.7689 n/a 701
6,692 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Brownsville TX n/a n/a 653
6,623 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Dallas Dallas TX n/a n/a 549
6,472 miles from location Kaplan College Beaumont TX 20.4199 n/a 532
6,933 miles from location Kaplan College-Midland Midland TX 23.6754 n/a 494
6,906 miles from location Kaplan College-Lubbock Lubbock TX 19.497 n/a 490
6,646 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Waco Waco TX n/a n/a 483
6,736 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen Mcallen TX 26.3117 n/a 474
6,614 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Richardson Richardson TX 23.5158 n/a 461
6,574 miles from location Remington College-Houston Southeast Webster TX 7.71482 31% 423
6,535 miles from location The Academy of Health Care Professions Houston TX 37.5341 100% 392
6,535 miles from location Texas School of Business-Friendswood Inc Friendswood TX 21.2647 n/a 388
6,555 miles from location Texas School of Business-Southwest Inc Houston TX 15.882 n/a 388
6,693 miles from location Allied Health Careers Austin TX 16.1107 n/a 371
6,625 miles from location Kaplan College Dallas TX 22.7832 n/a 368
6,612 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Garland Garland TX 24.0617 n/a 284
6,624 miles from location Platt College Dallas TX 36.9949 n/a 260
6,685 miles from location Academy of Health Care Professions Austin TX 26.0736 100% 244
6,897 miles from location Milan Institute Amarillo TX 23.3198 n/a 231
6,741 miles from location The Academy of Health Care Professions San Antonio TX 35.8896 100% 163
6,539 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Houston Houston TX n/a n/a 106
6,557 miles from location The Academy of Health Care Professions Houston TX 32.2123 100% 34
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 20,800 $31,800 18.1%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 2,490 $31,650 11.2%
 

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