BS in Dental Hygiene

Career Opportunities

BS in Dental Hygiene - Career Opportunities

Dental hygienists have a wide range of career opportunities open to them, from clinicians, to educators, researchers, administrators and managers—and we can help prepare you for the role you want.

WCU Career Services offers career planning advice, assistance with everything from resume writing and interview preparation to job leads and more.  While we can’t guarantee employment, we can help you prepare to make the most of every opportunity.  It’s one-stop support—before and after graduation—to help you advance your career.

Demand for Dental Hygienists

Hygienists are in demand in general dental offices, as well as in specialty practices such as periodontics or pediatric dentistry. Both the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the California Economic Development Department project there will be continued demand in the labor market for dental hygienists.

California Economic Development Department

Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Dental Hygienists