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Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences Major

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Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences

65 Master's Degrees Annually
$178,800 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other advanced/graduate dentistry and oral sciences graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Graduate Certificate 73
Master’s Degree 65
Doctor’s Degree 9

What Can You Do With a Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other advanced/graduate dentistry and oral sciences:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Dentists 14.1% $146,970

How Much Do Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to other advanced/graduate dentistry and oral sciences is $178,800. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences Major  178,800
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Online Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences Programs

In 2018-2019, 16 schools offered a other advanced/graduate dentistry and oral sciences program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 3 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 8 1
Post-Master’s 10 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 5 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences Worth It?

The median salary for a other advanced/graduate dentistry and oral sciences grad is $178,800 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 348% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $2,778,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other advanced/graduate dentistry and oral sciences.

Major Number of Grads
General Dental Clinical Sciences 385
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 264
Advanced General Dentistry 158
Oral Biology & Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology 155
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 141
Endodontics/Endodontology 133
Periodontics/Periodontology 103
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology 96
Dental Public Health & Education 69
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 34
Dental Materials 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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