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Dental Hygienist

$33.14
Entry Hourly Wage

$36.33
Median Hourly Wage

$45.94
Experienced Hourly Wage

About This Job

Dental hygienists perform an important role in the dental office. Their tasks include removing calculus and stains, helping to prevent dental disease, applying preventive agents and taking radiographs (X-rays). Hygienists perform oral cancer screenings, take patients' medical history, take vital signs and educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. requirements.

Hygienists are professional health care providers who work in a variety of settings that include dental offices, education, research and dental sales. They may also work as administrators and as advocates for patients' oral health.

First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detective

$40.67
Entry Hourly Wage

$52.97
Median Hourly Wage

$77.49
Experienced Hourly Wage

About This Job

Studying Criminal Justice at each of the colleges of DCCCD can prepare you for a variety of careers. There is a wide range of jobs available depending on your skills, abilities and education — from police officer to correction officer, constable, FBI or CIA agent, drug enforcement officer or U.S. marshal.

Criminal justice programs at each of the colleges of DCCCD provide valuable knowledge in working effectively in corrections, probation, government and private security settings. Practical courses include dealing with criminal behavior, methods of criminology, public policy, interpersonal communication and ethical issues in criminal justice.

MRI Technologist

$29.93
Entry Hourly Wage

$34.38
Median Hourly Wage

$44.20
Experienced Hourly Wage

About This Job

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive imaging specialty within the field of radiologic technology. An MRI technologist takes detailed pictures of a patient’s internal structures with a sophisticated machine that uses magnetism and radio frequency energy to create a 3-D scan.

Those scans are read by radiologists, who give the reports to patients’ physicians to help diagnose conditions that may not be possible with other imaging methods. MRI is a field with direct patient contact as well as research.


 

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Data complied for the DFW MSA

Entry Hourly Wage, Median Hourly Wage, and Experienced Hourly Wage (All 2015): Texas Workforce Commission.

Job Growth Percent & Numbers, 2017-2022: Emsi