Career Outlook for Dental Hygienists

Also known as:  Dental Hygienist, Oral Hygienist, RDH, Registered Dental Hygienist
The overall job outlook for Dental Hygienist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 13.93 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.32 percent per year. Demand for Dental Hygienists is expected to go up, with an expected 59,480 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.19 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Dental Hygienists in the following states
California 18,050
Texas 10,860
New York 9,710
Florida 9,320
Michigan 8,570
Pennsylvania 8,290
Illinois 8,210
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Dental Hygienists
Puerto Rico 30
Wyoming 350
Alaska 450
District of Columbia 470
South Dakota 490
Vermont 530
Delaware 560