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Dental Hygienists

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Dental Hygienists

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
292021  Dental Hygienists 5,638 5,971 333 5.91 % 210 130 33 373 Associate's degree 

Dental Hygienists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    5,210  92 % 5,520  92 % 310  6 % $82,340
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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