Dental Hygienists

By: Stephanie Arango AA/AS degree job

Work Task

  • Dental Hygienists clean patients teeth, examine the patients for any signs of oral diseases or any dental problems. They also teach patients how to improve and maintain good oral health.


Annual wage: $70.210

Hourly: $34.26


An associates science degree is needed for a Dental Hygienist job. Colleges that offer a Dental Support Services and Allied Professions major are:

  • Emily Griffith Technical College

Denver, Colorado

  • Huertas Junior College

Caguas,Puerto Rico

  • Northeast Texas Community College

Outlook for 2020

The growth rate is 11.5%. There will be a need for about 1,710 new Dental Hygienists between 2012-2022