Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has five dental hygienist schools within its city limits. Institute of Professional Careers, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental hygienist 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 Hygienist students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental professionals, dental hygienistss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 173,900 people working as dental hygienists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,860. Also, Dentists specialists make on average $153,570 per year and there are about 5,010 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 5 dental hygienist schools in Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($24,876/yr) for dental hygienist students, with College of Southern Nevada as the lowest, reported at only $8,990/yr.