Dental Assistant in Washington State

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Washington State

Each year, roughly 0.5% of Washington State students graduate with certificates in dental assisting. Thus, Washington State's 16 dental assistant schools put out approximately 760 dental assistants each year.

Top Schools

Everest College-Everett, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Everett. 91 students graduated with a certificate in dental assistant from Everest College-Everett in 2010. Everest College-Everett charged in-state students $12,893 in tuition fees per year.

Everest College-Renton, which is located in Renton, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 59 students graduated from Everest College-Renton dental assistant program.

Everest College-Tacoma, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Tacoma. In 2010, Everest College-Tacoma graduated 61 students from its dental assistant programs. Tuition at Everest College-Tacoma was $15,661 per year.


If you choose to attend a Washington State dental assistant school, average tuition will be $5,050 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,610 per year to $15,661 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Everest College-Tacoma - located in Tacoma, students are charged $15,661 per year
  2. Everest College-Bremerton - located in Bremerton, students are charged $15,135 per year
  3. Everest College-Everett - located in Everett, students are charged $12,893 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Washington State dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Renton Technical College - located in Renton, students are charged $2,785 per year
  3. Lake Washington Technical College - located in Kirkland, students are charged $3,108 per year

A dental assistant certificate from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from dental assistant school in Washington State go on to work as a dental assistant. If you decide to work as a dental assistant in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 9,690 Washington State dental assistants as of 2010. In Washington State, the largest numbers of dental assistants work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 4,270 dental assistants
  2. Pierce County - 1,230 dental assistants
  3. Spokane County - 780 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of dental assistants in Washington State will grow by 24%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 12,530 dental assistants working in Washington State.


A dental assistant in Washington State earns $38,220 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. dental assistants in Washington State had varying salaries from $22,040 to $54,850 per year in 2010. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for a dental assistant are:

  1. Benton County - $41,000 per year
  2. Grays Harbor County - $40,070 per year
  3. Pierce County - $39,680 per year

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

  1. Yakima County - $32,160 per year
  2. Cowlitz County - $33,040 per year
  3. Columbia County - $33,300 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in dental assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Washington State
  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,468 miles from location Carrington College-Spokane Spokane WA n/a n/a n/a
7,472 miles from location Spokane Community College Spokane WA 14.6787 n/a 7,445
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,729 miles from location South Puget Sound Community College Olympia WA 13.4048 n/a 5,651
7,702 miles from location Bates Technical College Tacoma WA 15.6162 n/a 5,458
7,638 miles from location Yakima Valley Community College Yakima WA 16.932 n/a 4,724
7,677 miles from location Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland WA 9.52843 n/a 4,646
7,684 miles from location Renton Technical College Renton WA 22.262 n/a 4,346
7,660 miles from location Bellingham Technical College Bellingham WA 23.5145 n/a 2,864
7,687 miles from location Everest College-Renton Renton WA 29.4687 100% 893
7,673 miles from location Everest College-Everett Everett WA 33.0796 100% 836
7,684 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Seattle WA 27.2568 n/a 776
7,686 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Renton WA 27.7677 n/a 728
7,702 miles from location Everest College-Tacoma Tacoma WA 28.9659 100% 708
7,701 miles from location Everest College-Bremerton Bremerton WA 28.9301 100% 518
7,686 miles from location Seattle Vocational Institute Seattle WA 24.3891 n/a 271

Curious what studying Dental Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dental Assistants + 9,690 $38,220 10.0%
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 990 $43,040 -33.6%

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