Dental Assistant in Utah

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Utah


Each year, approximately 0.3% of Utah graduates receive certificates in dental assisting. That means an estimated 241 dental assistants graduate from Utah's 9 dental assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Utah that has a dental assistant program is Mountainland Applied Technology College. Mountainland Applied Technology College, which was ranked 62nd in the country in 2010, is located in Orem. 63 students graduated with a certificate in dental assistant from Mountainland Applied Technology College in 2010.

Vista College, which is located in Clearfield, is the second-ranked school in Utah that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 19 students graduated from Vista College dental assistant program.

AmeriTech College, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Utah that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Provo. In 2010, 3 students graduated from AmeriTech College dental assistant program. The tuition rate at AmeriTech College was $0 per year.

Cost

Dental assistant schools in Utah, charge students an average tuition of $4,902 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $16,160 per year, or as little as $13,609 per year. In 2010, the following Utah dental assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Fortis College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $16,160 per year
  2. Provo College - located in Provo, students are charged $14,346 per year
  3. Eagle Gate College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $13,609 per year

The following Utah dental assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Eagle Gate College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $13,609 per year
  2. Provo College - located in Provo, students are charged $14,346 per year
  3. Fortis College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $16,160 per year

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

A large number of Utah dental assistant graduates become dental assistants. If you decide to work as a dental assistant in Utah, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 4,210 Utah dental assistants as of 2010. In Utah, the largest numbers of dental assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Salt Lake County - 1,620 dental assistants
  2. Davis County - 860 dental assistants
  3. Juab County - 790 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 6,420 dental assistants will be working in Utah state. This would require the number of dental assistants to grow by 54%.

Salary

On average, a dental assistant earns a salary of $27,950 per year in Utah state. However, Utah dental assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,510 per year to more than $38,480 per year in 2010. A dental assistant in the following Utah counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Juab County - $31,730 per year
  2. Salt Lake County - $28,830 per year
  3. Washington County - $28,490 per year

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

  1. Franklin County - $23,180 per year
  2. Carbon County - $24,470 per year
  3. Davis County - $25,460 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,357 miles from location Davis Applied Technology College Kaysville UT 21.3093 n/a 4,194
7,354 miles from location Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Ogden UT 15.3887 n/a 3,085
7,341 miles from location Bridgerland Applied Technology College Logan UT 25.1122 100% 882
7,362 miles from location Eagle Gate College Salt Lake City UT 16.9684 n/a 563
7,360 miles from location Mountainland Applied Technology College Orem UT 37.6824 n/a 533
7,358 miles from location Provo College Provo UT 20.628 n/a 487
0 miles from location Vista College Clearfield UT 36.4169 100% 109
7,357 miles from location AmeriTech College Provo UT 35.1838 89% 73
7,360 miles from location Fortis College Salt Lake City UT n/a n/a 71
 

Curious what studying Dental Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 4,210 $27,950 2.4%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 680 $46,230 23.6%
 

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