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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Nevada

Each year, approximately 12.1% of Nevada graduates receive degrees in healthcare. That means an estimated 5,173 healthcare professionals graduate from Nevada's 25 healthcare schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nevada that has a healthcare program is University of Nevada-Las Vegas. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Las Vegas. In 2010, 374 students graduated from University of Nevada-Las Vegas' healthcare program. 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 healthcare program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 328 students graduated from University of Nevada-Reno healthcare program. Students at University of Nevada-Reno paid $5,561 per year in tuition fees.

Career College of Northern Nevada, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Nevada that has a healthcare program. It is located in Sparks. In 2010, Career College of Northern Nevada graduated 97 students from its healthcare programs. Tuition at Career College of Northern Nevada was $0 per year.


Healthcare schools in Nevada, charge students an average tuition of $3,882 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $18,576 per year, or as little as $2,243 per year. In 2010, the following Nevada healthcare schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Everest College-Henderson - located in Henderson, students are charged $18,576 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Henderson - located in Henderson, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Northern Nevada Campus - located in Reno, students are charged $10,500 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Nevada healthcare schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Great Basin College - located in Elko, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
  3. Western Nevada College - located in Carson City, students are charged $2,243 per year

A healthcare degree from a Nevada school... what next?

Office manager, clinical social worker, fitness and wellness coordinator, nurse epidemiologist, and clinical research scientist are the professions of choice for a majority of healthcare graduates in Nevada. Nevada had 36,260 healthcare professionals in 2010. 250 of these healthcare professionals were clinical instructors, 1,940 were office managers, and 720 were clinical social workers. The Nevada counties with the largest populations of healthcare professional are:

  1. Clark County - 25,620 healthcare professionals
  2. Pinal County - 6,210 healthcare professionals
  3. Carson City County - 1,290 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Nevada will grow to 40,450. This would require a 21% growth in the field.


healthcare professionals in Nevada make an average of $78,079 per year. But, salaries for healthcare professional can vary. In 2010, healthcare professional made as little as less than $16,620 per year or as much as more than $154,600 per year in Nevada. Healthcare professionals in the following Nevada counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Churchill County - $75,519 per year
  2. Clark County - $73,460 per year
  3. Pinal County - $69,923 per year

The Nevada counties with the lowest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

  1. Elko County - $54,701 per year
  2. Carson City County - $62,007 per year
  3. Pinal County - $69,923 per year

The healthcare professionals with highest average salaries in Nevada were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $223,350 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - $218,110 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $151,590 per year

On average, the lowest paid healthcare professionals in Nevada were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $25,910 per year
  2. Rehabilitation Aide - $25,620 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Nevada statistics regarding a career in healthcare. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or ultrasound technology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Healthcare in Nevada
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Nevada
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Nevada
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Nevada
  • Certificate in Healthcare in Nevada

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Pediatricians, General n/a $133,070
Radiation Therapists n/a $82,340
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other n/a $81,330
Occupational Therapy Aides n/a $25,620
Registered Nurses 16,780 $75,320 20.0%
Medical Assistants 4,510 $32,250 51.9%
Medical Secretaries 2,300 $37,160 82.5%
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,940 $92,020 20.5%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,530 $223,350 225.5%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,340 $36,880 28.8%
Physical Therapists 1,220 $84,510 27.1%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 860 $113,410 8.9%
Healthcare Social Workers 720 $64,290 4.3%
Occupational Therapists 690 $82,980 32.7%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 550 $66,900 71.9%
Mental Health Counselors 490 $52,890 19.5%
Surgeons 460 $218,110 -20.7%
Physician Assistants 440 $81,640 -18.5%
Physical Therapist Aides 420 $25,910 13.5%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 410 $47,360 57.7%
Physical Therapist Assistants 320 $54,800 18.5%
Health Educators 250 $61,960 19.0%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 250 $64,000 25.0%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 200 $64,470
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 170 $55,040 183.3%
Epidemiologists 90 $66,010
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 90 $56,330 28.6%
Education Administrators, All Other 80 $65,490 -63.6%
Athletic Trainers 80 $45,340 -38.5%
Physicists 70 $151,590 -36.4%

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