Dental hygienist working on a patient

Dental Hygienists clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Sample of reported job titles: Dental Hygienist; Dental Hygienist, Mobile Coordinator; Education Coordinator; Hygienist; Implant Coordinator; Pediatric Dental Hygienist; Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH); Registered Dental Hygienist, Part Time Clinical Faculty

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $34.43/hr (+14% from 2015)
  • 163 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 4%
  • Retirement Risk: 14% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 3% of Local Employees are Male

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Applied
Math
Workplace
Documents
Graphic Literacy
3 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.