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    Excellent Job Prospects in the Growing Career as a Dental Hygienist

    As more people have come to better understand the importance of good dental hygiene in terms of their overall health and well-being, there is greater demand for preventive dental care services.

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental hygiene ranks as one of the fastest-growing occupations and dental hygiene job prospects are expected to remain excellent. Employment is predicted to grow by 30 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

    As a dental hygienist, you may have the option of working on a full-time or part-time basis. It may even be possible to work in more than one dental office or in a public health clinic, hospital, managed care organization, correctional institution, or nursing home.

    If you'd like to be a part of this growing profession, the requirements typically include a degree from an accredited dental hygiene school and a license from the state in which you want to practice. Earnings may depend on your geographic location, where you work, and your experience level. Hygienists may be paid on an hourly, daily, salary, or commission basis.

    It's a great time to start down a path toward earning a dental hygienist degree at Remington College - Nashville Campus. Our Admissions Representatives are standing by to help you get started in our Dental Hygiene Program.

    To take advantage of this opportunity, you can request more information about this program by calling to start the admissions process, or click one of our Request Info buttons and submit the information form to our dental hygienist college program.

    Individual results may vary. Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.