Dental Hygienists (29-2021)
Occupation description: 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.
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Alaska’s employment growth is robust with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
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|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||70
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||55
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||14
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Associate's degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None