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Besides private practice, dental hygienists may work in institutionalized settings, marketing, research, and education. For those intending to further their education to receive a bachelor’s degree, WCJC's Associate of Applied Science degree transfers to many Texas universities.

Dental Hygiene is one of the few healthcare professions that offers the flexibility of full-time or part-time work to help you combine professional opportunities of a meaningful career with personal endeavors. Demand for registered dental hygienists is excellent with salaries reflecting that appeal. Depending upon the geographic area, hourly wages range from $23-38. The Dental Hygiene Department maintains an outstanding record of placing its graduates in dental hygiene employment. Students graduating from this program typically receive employment anywhere in the state of Texas and beyond.

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