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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
292021  Dental Hygienists 6,263 6,833 570 9.10 % 160 57 103 Associate's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    6,070  97 % 6,630  97 % 560  9 % $81,030
Ambulatory Health Care Services    6,020  96 % 6,570  96 % 550  9 % $80,970
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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