Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two chemistry schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry 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 chemistry programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at University of Nevada such as Ernesto Abel-Santos, Monique Akoachere, Chulsung Bae, Mahin Behnia, Byron Bennett, and Niladri Bhowmik.
Chemistry students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become chemists, biochemists, analytical research chemists, chemistry professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,910 people working as chemists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,740. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 2 chemistry 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 chemistry students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.