Dental hygienists are licensed professionals who remove plaque and polish patients’ teeth during routine checkups, screen patients, review oral health history, use x-ray machines to take pictures of the teeth for dental analysis, and teach appropriate brushing and flossing techniques. Hygienists work closely with people, and often see patients on their own and direct their own tasks and routines.
$46K - 83K
- Associate Degree: Program completion within 5-8 semesters
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ROI was very important to me. HGTC has provided me with a 2.5-year college degree for a very minimal investment. Job prospects in my industry are great, which puts me in a position to repay student loans quickly so I’m not still digging out from debt a decade down the road. I will be in a much better financial position without all the debt I would have incurred had I opted to go back to a four-year college.