There are schools offering allied health degrees in Nevada!
Schools Offering Allied Health Programs in Nevada
Around 7.0% of Nevada's graduates graduate from allied health certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 2,994 allied health professionals graduate from Nevada's 19 allied health schools each year.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nevada that has a allied health program. It is located in Las Vegas. 46 students graduated with a certificate in allied health from University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2010. University of Nevada-Las Vegas charged in-state students $5,808 in tuition fees per year.
University of Nevada-Reno, which is located in Reno, is the second-ranked school in Nevada that has a allied health program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 46 students graduated from University of Nevada-Reno allied health program. Students at University of Nevada-Reno paid $5,561 per year in tuition fees.
Career College of Northern Nevada, which is located in Sparks, is the third-ranked school in Nevada that has a allied health program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Career College of Northern Nevada graduated 97 students from its allied health programs. The tuition rate at Career College of Northern Nevada was $0 per year.
Tuition at Nevada's allied health schools ranges from $18,576 per year to $2,243 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,499 per year. In 2010, the allied health schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nevada were:
- Everest College-Henderson - located in Henderson, students are charged $18,576 per year
- University of Nevada-Las Vegas - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $5,808 per year
- University of Nevada-Reno - located in Reno, students are charged $5,561 per year
The allied health schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Nevada were:
- College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
- Great Basin College - located in Elko, students are charged $2,243 per year
- Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year
An allied health certificate from a Nevada school... what next?
Some of the most popular jobs allied health graduates in Nevada pursue include home health aide, nursing assistant, psychiatric aide, occupational therapy assistant, and occupational therapy aide. If you decide to work as an allied health professional in Nevada, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 20,380 Nevada allied health professional as of 2010. This number includes 4,510 certifed medical assistants, 4,830 home health aides, and 4,890 nursing assistants. The largest populations of Nevada allied health professional are working in the following counties:
- Clark County - 14,080 allied health professionals
- Pinal County - 4,020 allied health professionals
- Carson City County - 710 allied health professionals
The government projects that the number of allied health professionals in Nevada will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 28,380 allied health professionals working in Nevada. The greatest growth for allied health professional is predicted to be amongst Physical Therapist Assistants, who are expected to increase by 37% by 2018.
On average, allied health professionals earn a salary of $34,405 per year in Nevada state. However, Nevada allied health professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,530 per year to more than $80,490 per year in 2010. Allied health professionals in the following Nevada counties make the highest salaries on average:
- Clark County - $35,502 per year
- Pinal County - $31,363 per year
- Carson City County - $29,588 per year
The following counties in Nevada have the lowest average salaries for allied health professional:
- Elko County - $26,424 per year
- Churchill County - $28,858 per year
- Carson City County - $29,588 per year
On average, the highest paid allied health professionals in Nevada were:
- Occupational Therapy Assistant - $64,470 per year
- Physical Therapist Assistant - $54,800 per year
- Medical Equipment Preparer - $37,490 per year
The allied health professionals with lowest average salaries in Nevada were:
- Home Health Aide - $23,010 per year
- Pharmacy Aide - $22,520 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Nevada statistics regarding a career in allied health. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse anesthetist or nurse assisting.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Allied Health in Nevada
- Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health in Nevada
- Master's Degree in Allied Health in Nevada
- Doctoral Degree in Allied Health in Nevada
- Certificate in Allied Health in Nevada
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Occupational Therapy Aides||n/a||$25,620|
|Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants||4,890||$31,370||-3.2%|
|Home Health Aides||4,830||$23,010||106.4%|
|Physical Therapist Aides||420||$25,910||13.5%|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||320||$54,800||18.5%|
|Medical Equipment Preparers||210||$37,490||250.0%|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||200||$64,470|
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