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Dental Hygiene

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes1 &
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes2

Dental Hygiene (AAS.DHYG): 51.0602 - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

These occupational titles are associated with this program of study:

29-2021 - Dental Hygienists

Some of the occupational titles listed above may require additional education and/or passing a certification or licensure exam.

1 CIP Code: The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) framework was developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and is used by higher education institutions to track and report information about their programs of study.
2 SOC Code: The 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting and disseminating data.
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The U.S. Department of Labor ranks Dental Hygiene as one of the fastest growing professions with starting salaries between $55,220 and $78,990. Job prospects are expected to remain excellent.

Dental Hygienists work in settings such as private dental offices, public health clinics, military, industry and education. Salary depends upon geographic region, practice setting, and hours employed.


For additional information please visit the American Dental Hygiene Association.

For more information, please call Dental Hygiene at (505) 566-3642. Or send an email to