Questions about being a Dental Hygienist.?!
Question: Questions about being a Dental Hygienist.?
I have recently been thinking of becoming a Dental Hygienist because of the good pay, good hours, and how I can get a job in nearly every town I would like to live in.
I have considered the things like having a family, living in different places, and having time to spend with that family that I will have.
But what I would like to know is, Where would I be able to go to Collage/University in Canada?
I have been thinking of going somewhere in P.E.I, if there is a place. I don't want to live in an overpopulated place like downtown Toronto.
I would like to live in a town or a small city, considering on how I come from a small town on the island of Newfoundland. I believe I have to go to collage for 2 years, but how far will that get me? Is there any other options for becoming a better Dental Hygienist?
What courses should I take in high school? Or does the courses I take in high school really affect what I can achieve in collage? What kind of degrees do I have to graduate with from Collage?
I want to make as much money as I possibly can since I am dreaming of a big family. Costs aren't really that much of a problem since I come from a wealthy family, but nothing way over the limit. If you know what I mean.
So, please answer these questions and add your own and maybe some personal ideas?
Also, some tips would be great.
Thanks in advance,
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In Canada, although I do not know the specifics, I do know it's near impossible to find a job as a dental hygienist. Hygienists get payed well, which is why so many people are going to school for it now.
Let's think about it. Why do doctors or sports players get paid so well? Because their skill/education is hard to come by. Dental hygiene was never a popular profession, which is why it always paid well. Now that it is becoming more popular, pay is sure to fall. All in all, do not base your decision on pay, because it will not always pay well.
If you do still want to become one, you'll need to go to on average four years of school. Although the programs are only two years, you need two years of college before you go into them. In high school, take as many science classes as you are able to, because they will help you with the science classes in college. There is an option to get a Bachelors degree, but few schools offer them. This is the much better option though, since both the 2-year degree (plus two years of college before) and the 4-year degree take four years.
Whatever you choose, good luck!
I was going to school first for dental hygiene, but switched to nursing.