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Career Spotlight

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals who have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program in an institution of higher education, licensed in dental hygiene to provide educational, clinical, research, administrative and therapeutic services supporting total health through the promotion of optimum oral health.

Average Salary: $55,307 - $0

Years in school: 2 - 6 (after high school graduation)

Job outlook: Excellent

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