Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two biology schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about biology programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at University of Nevada such as Scott Abella, Jerell Aguila, Lois Alexander, Penny Amy, Andrew Andres, and John Bare.
Biology students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become biologists, marine biologists, wildlife biologists, molecular biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 30 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $63,480. Biological scientists in this area earn $61,740/yr and there are 90 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 0.104 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by biological scientists, and 0.041/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 2 biology schools in Las Vegas, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Southern Nevada comes out as the most expensive ($8,990/yr) for biology students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.