Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has five dental assistant schools within its city limits. Institute of Professional Careers, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 5. It is the 2485th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Dental Assistant students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 294,020 people working as dental assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,000. Also, Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 910 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $76,890. Dental assistants in this area earn $29,770/yr and there are 1,750 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 2.034 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by dental assistants, and 1.061/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 5 dental assistant schools in Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem Institute-Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($24,876/yr) for dental assistant students, with College of Southern Nevada as the lowest, reported at only $8,990/yr.