Dental Hygienist

A healthcare professional

Job Description

Dental hygienists work under the supervision of licensed dentists. They perform basic dental care tasks, mostly focused on keeping patients' teeth and gums clean. They work in close physical proximity to their patients and spend a lot of work time around other people


The median annual wage for dental hygienists was $70,210 in May 2012. A Dental Hygienist earns an average wage of $32.21 per hour.
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Three colleges that offer this major

Texas Women's University ( )

Texas A&M University ( )

Baylor University ( )

Projected Job Outlook for 2020

Needing only an Associates Degree the job outlook for a dental hygienist is projected to grow 33 percent from 2012 to 2022 much faster than the average of all occupations.