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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 1.44%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining 0.15%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 3.38%
Average Wage
growing 2.52%
People in Workforce
growing 5.25%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.88%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Dental Hygiene and the types of students that study this field. University of Bridgeport awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Careers Unlimited and Carrington College-Portland have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Dental Hygiene. Tuition costs for Dental Hygiene majors are, on average, $6,383 for in-state public colleges, and $30,600 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Dental Hygiene programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Health majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Health majors, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Health in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 43.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (5,667) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Dental Hygiene field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental Hygiene majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dental Hygiene majors need more than the average amount of Science, Instructing, and Learning Strategies.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Dental Hygiene majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Science is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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