Job Outlook

Jobs for dental hygienists rank among the fastest-growing occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is projecting employment of dental hygienists to grow by 38 percent through 2020, due to a growing population, improved dental health, and a growing emphasis on preventative dental care.

Potential Earnings

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics. hourly wages for entry-level hygienists starts at $21 per hour and increase to almost $29 per hour with experience.