Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one audio school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Nevada State College has a total student population of 2,516. It is the 5265th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Audio students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,070 people working as audio and video equipment technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,450. Also, Sound engineering technicians make on average $53,940 per year and there are about 15,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 280 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $58,100. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $46,570/yr and there are 2,190 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.547 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0.332/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nevada State College ends up costing a student $10,150/yr.