Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one nursing assistant school within its city limits. Northwest Health Careers 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).
Nursing Assistant students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become nursing assistants, medical assistants, medical office assistants, physician assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,438,010 people working as nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,980. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 220 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $23,910. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $32,610/yr and there are 3,230 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 3.760 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.261/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwest Health Careers ends up costing a student $11,448/yr.