Dental hygienist, dental assistant ranked on best healthcare support jobs list

Dental hygienist and dental assistant were ranked in the top 25 of the top healthcare support jobs list by U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings were created based on seven metrics: median salary, unemployment rate, 10-year growth volume and percentage, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance. For more on the publication's methodology, click here

Here is how the professions stacked up on the list of 30 healthcare support jobs:

Dental hygienist

Rank: 2

Median Salary: $77,810

Unemployment rate: 1.7 percent 

Number of jobs: 19,000

Dental assistant

Rank: 22

Median Salary: $38,660

Unemployment rate: 3.7 percent

Number of jobs: 30,100

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