Job Opportunities

Dental Hygienists have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. These may include private dental offices, dental clinics, federal, state, or local health departments, hospitals, nursing homes, school districts, educational institutions, correctional facilities, and private industry. The variety of career opportunities and the possibility of flexible hours and schedules make dental hygiene an attractive career choice

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the scope of dental hygiene is such that “employment of dental hygienists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.” The following links will provide more information concerning dental hygiene as a career, general educational preparation, and expected salary as a dental hygienist.

US Dept. of Labor, BLS, Occupational Handbook