Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two medical science schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science 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 medical science programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at University of Nevada such as Stephen Carper, Aurali Dade, Jill Dale, Divine, Charlotte Edwards, and Julia Freedman.
Medical Science students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become medical scientists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 101,760 people working as medical scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,760. Also, Life scientists make on average $72,590 per year and there are about 12,320 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 2 medical science schools in Las Vegas, both of them have 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 medical science students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.