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Dental Assistant in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Louisiana

Around 0.1% of Louisiana's graduates graduate from dental assisting certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 157 dental assistants graduate from Louisiana's 8 dental assistant schools.

Top Schools

Unitech Training Academy, which is located in Lafayette, is the top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. In 2010, no students graduated from Unitech Training Academy's dental assistant program.

Delta College Inc, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Covington. In 2010, 21 students graduated from Delta College Inc dental assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Louisiana that has a dental assistant program is Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe. Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in West Monroe. Students at Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


Dental assistant schools in Louisiana, charge students an average tuition of $1,898 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,182 per year, or as little as $15,182 per year. The Louisiana dental assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Blue Cliff College-Metairie - located in Metairie, students are charged $15,182 per year

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

  1. Blue Cliff College-Metairie - located in Metairie, students are charged $15,182 per year

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

Most people who graduate from dental assistant school in Louisiana go on to work as a dental assistant. In 2010, there were 3,600 dental assistants working in Louisiana. The following counties have the largest number of Louisiana dental assistants:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 1,000 dental assistants
  2. Ascension County - 650 dental assistants
  3. Bossier County - 340 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of dental assistants in Louisiana will grow by 26%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,900 dental assistants working in Louisiana.


A dental assistant in Louisiana makes an average of $28,850 per year. But, salaries for dental assistants can vary. In 2010, dental assistants made as little as less than $17,200 per year or as much as more than $45,500 per year in Louisiana. A dental assistant in the following Louisiana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bossier County - $35,100 per year
  2. Allen County - $31,300 per year
  3. Grant County - $30,320 per year

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

  1. Tangipahoa County - $23,890 per year
  2. Calcasieu County - $25,180 per year
  3. Lafayette County - $25,470 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Louisiana 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.

  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Louisiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dental Assistants 3,600 $28,850 11.5%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 620 $30,630 -15.1%

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