H3
 
High Wage. High Demand. High Skill.

Dental Hygienists

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Overview

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Requirements

Required Education
Associate's degree
Required Work Experience
None
Job Training
None

Data

Comparisons

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Area/RegionEmployment 2016Employment 2026Percent ChangeAnnual OpeningsAvg. Hourly WageAvg. Annual WageH3High WageHigh SkillHigh Demand
Nebraska
1,247
1,449
16.2%
99
$32.88
$68,385
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Omaha Consortium
398
475
19.35%
34
$34.27
$71,278
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Lincoln MSA
335
393
17.31%
27
$32.32
$67,238
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High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Grand Island MSA
73
84
15.07%
6
$30.68
$63,820
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High Demand Job
Central
70
81
15.71%
6
$30.58
$63,592
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High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Mid-Plains
67
76
13.43%
6
$34.25
$71,226
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High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Northeast
180
202
12.22%
13
$33.37
$69,409
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High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Panhandle
60
58
-3.33%
3
$29.06
$60,458
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Southeast
61
60
-1.64%
3
$32.76
$68,130
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
N/A: Data is not available due to confidentiality.
Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics, 4th Quarter 2017. Annual openings from 2016-2026 Long-term Occupational Projections.
Career Cluster information from Nebraska Department of Education.
Produced by the Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information.