Dental Hygienists Overview
Odalis A. Olivares
Salary and Outlook
Employment is projected to grow much faster than average (increase 20% or more).
Dental hygienists hold about 173,900 jobs, and about 96 percent of dental hygienists work in offices of dentists.
Job Growth is expected to increase by 36 percent in the next decade, which is much faster than average for all occupations. This is mainly in response to a growing demand for dental care and more use of hygienists.