Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two counseling schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling 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 counseling programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of counseling professors at University of Nevada such as Gary Alexander, Richard Berman, Wendy Hoskins, Lester Murray, Colleen Peterson, and Gerald Weeks.
Counseling students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become counseling psychologists, school counselors, counselors, christian counselors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 30,900 people working as counselors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,400. Also, Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists make on average $59,070 per year and there are about 219,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 830 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $54,920. Counselors in this area earn $42,590/yr and there are 100 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 0.118 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by counselors, and 0.972/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 2 counseling schools in Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,148/yr) for counseling students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.