Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two registered nurse schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a registered nurse 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).
Registered Nurse students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become registered nuclear medicine technologists, nurses, radiologists, radiology technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Nuclear medicine technologists make on average $68,450 per year and there are about 21,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 50 employed nuclear medicine technologists earning an average salary of $80,130. Registered nurses in this area earn $72,950/yr and there are 11,590 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 13.497 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by registered nurses, and 0.057/1000 are held by nuclear medicine technologists.
Of the 2 registered nurse 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 registered nurse students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.