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Dental Assistant in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in South Carolina

Around 0.1% of South Carolina's graduates graduate from dental assisting certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 130 dental assistants graduate from South Carolina's 10 dental assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Carolina with a dental assistant program is Horry-Georgetown Technical College, which is located in Conway. In 2010, it was ranked 90th nationwide. 12 students graduated with a certificate in dental assistant from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 2010. The tuition rate at Horry-Georgetown Technical College was $3,446 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a dental assistant program is Greenville Technical College, which is located in Greenville. In 2010, it was ranked 90th nationwide. In 2010, 20 students graduated from Greenville Technical College dental assistant program. Greenville Technical College charged in-state students $3,636 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in South Carolina with a dental assistant program is Spartanburg Community College, which is located in Spartanburg. In 2010, it was ranked 90th nationwide. In 2010, Spartanburg Community College graduated 8 students from its dental assistant programs. Students at Spartanburg Community College paid $3,576 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at South Carolina's dental assistant schools ranges from $3,728 per year to $3,365 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,544 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Carolina dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Midlands Technical College - located in West Columbia, students are charged $3,728 per year
  2. Aiken Technical College - located in Graniteville, students are charged $3,706 per year
  3. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year

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

  1. Tri-County Technical College - located in Pendleton, students are charged $3,365 per year
  2. Florence-Darlington Technical College - located in Florence, students are charged $3,422 per year
  3. Horry-Georgetown Technical College - located in Conway, students are charged $3,446 per year

A dental assistant certificate from a South Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of dental assistant graduates in South Carolina pursue careers as a dental assistant. If you decide to work as a dental assistant in South Carolina, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,500 South Carolina dental assistants as of 2010. The South Carolina counties with the largest populations of dental assistants are:

  1. Calhoun County - 820 dental assistants
  2. Greenville County - 590 dental assistants
  3. Berkeley County - 590 dental assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of dental assistants is expected to grow by 36% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,450 dental assistants working in the South Carolina then.


A dental assistant in South Carolina earns $31,970 per year on average. However, South Carolina dental assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,510 per year to more than $46,040 per year in 2010. A dental assistant in the following South Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Horry County - $34,720 per year
  2. Berkeley County - $34,250 per year
  3. Anderson County - $33,680 per year

On average, dental assistants earns the least in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Chesterfield County - $28,230 per year
  2. Greenville County - $28,940 per year
  3. Abbeville County - $29,810 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Carolina statistics regarding a career in dental assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as dental assisting or dental hygiene.

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  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dental Assistants 3,500 $31,970 14.8%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 240 $32,950 -11.1%

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