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Does being a male hygienist make it harder finding a job?

I am starting hygiene school next month, and I am one of two males in my class. I know this is a female-dominated field, so I am wondering what this will mean for me. Will it be harder to find a job, seeing you rarely see a male hygienist in a dental office? I feel like 98% of dentists are males, who hire all female hygienists. I am worried that I will have a hard time finding employment after graduation.



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I wouldn’t think it would be an issue. I personally feel like it might give you “a leg up”, seeing as how there as so many female hygienists, a male could stand out more. Definitely try to look at it from the positive side! The only male hygienist in my class had a position offered to him before he even passed his national written boards!

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Congrats on being accepted to the dental hygiene program! I reached out to one of my good hygiene friends who is a “guygienist,” Andrew Johnston. He said that he found it easier to get a job being male because he is “different” than all of the other applicants. His brother is a hygienist too and they are both employed!

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