Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has three medical assistant schools within its city limits. Northwest Health Careers, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 217. It is the 3956th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Medical Assistant students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become medical assistants, nurses, dental assistants, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,970 people working as medical assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $29,450. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 1,590 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $48,460. Medical assistants in this area earn $32,580/yr and there are 3,380 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 3.937 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by medical assistants, and 1.847/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools in Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Academy of Healing Arts comes out as the most expensive ($18,928/yr) for medical assistant students, with College of Southern Nevada as the lowest, reported at only $8,990/yr.