Careers in the field
Employment opportunities for IUFW dental hygiene graduates vary from year to year. The Dental Hygiene Program assists graduates with job placement in many locations throughout Indiana, as well as in other states and countries. Employment opportunities for graduates exist in:
Private dental offices (approximately 90%)
Dental-related businesses (product marketing and sales)*
Product research and development*
Public health settings*
Dental hygiene educational settings*
*Bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees required
Employment opportunities for IUFW dental hygiene graduates vary region to region and state to state. In today’s job market, finding the perfect dental hygiene job may require moving to another part of the state.
In 2019, the median annual salary for dental hygienists, in Indiana, was $76,220 per year and $36.65 per hour. Additional information is available from the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics website.