Henderson, NV (population: 265,681) has two child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mohave Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 6,702. It is the 5532nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 88th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Child Development students from Henderson schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 2,150 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $23,940. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $49,630/yr and there are 1,460 employed.
Henderson 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 1.704 out of every 1000 jobs in Henderson are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 2.505/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of Henderson, only 1 has 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 child development students, with Mohave Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,373/yr.