Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two medical technologist schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical technologist 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).
Medical Technologist students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become medical technologists, medical informatics specialists, medical technicians, health information technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 540 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,620. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $67,630/yr and there are 630 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 0.738 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.624/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 medical technologist 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 technologist students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.