Dental Hygienists: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Dental hygiene remains one of the country's fastest growing professions, according to the BLS. More than 62,900 new jobs (an increase of 36%) will be created in the field by 2018.

The latest data also shows:

  • Dental hygienists earn a median annual wage of $66,570, although income varies greatly by education, location and years of experience.
  • About half of hygienists receive benefits, such as health insurance.
  • More than half of dental hygienists work part time.

Read the full BLS report.

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