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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Dental Hygienists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm 

Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl, Help Wanted: Projecting Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 p. 13 (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010). http://cew.georgetown.edu/jobs2018

Carnevale, Jayasundera, Cheah, "The College Payoff: Weathering the Economic Storm," p. 7. http://cew.georgetown.edu/collegeadvantage

4 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-technologists-and-technicians.htm 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm

6 The VTNE pass rate was calculated using the number of first time test takers that attempted the exam from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.

The graduation rate for the PTA program is for students who graduated from October 1, 2014 through October 1, 2016. The licensing rate for the PTA program is for students attempting the test who graduated between October 1, 2014 through October 1, 2016. The PTA placement rate is for students who graduated between October 1, 2014 and October 1, 2016 who passed the licensing exam. 

8  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm