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Dental: Career and Education Opportunities in Arizona

Dental: Dentists work to prevent and repair problems related to our teeth and gums. They fix problems when they arise but also strive to help prevent them before they occur.

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Arizona has a population of 6,595,778, which has grown by 28.56% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona's capital and biggest city is Phoenix. In 2008, there were a total of 3,437,191 jobs in Arizona. The average annual income was $34,339 in 2008, down from $34,365 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Arizona was 9.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Approximately 23.5% of Arizona residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Arizona include consumer lending, truck, utility trailer, and rv rental, and truss manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phoenix Museum of History, and the Heard Museum.


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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienists clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. Dental Hygienists need to actively seek out need information and learn from it. They also need to read and understand what has been read.