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Health Sciences

Dental Hygienists

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease.

A Day In The Life

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Salary Breakdown

Dental Hygienists

Average

$65,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$46,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$63,000

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$80,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Dental Hygienists

5,540

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Dental Hygienists


Top Expected Tasks

Dental Hygienists


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Dental Hygienists

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Medicine and Dentistry

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

KNOWLEDGE

Biology

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Writing

SKILL

Monitoring

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Finger Dexterity


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