Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has four surgical technologist schools within its city limits. Nevada Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 72. It is the 2230th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Surgical Technologist students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become surgical technologists, surgeons, surgical technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 91,250 people working as surgical technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,710. Also, Surgeons make on average $219,770 per year and there are about 44,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 390 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $217,210. Surgical technologists in this area earn $49,530/yr and there are 560 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 0.657 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by surgical technologists, and 0.453/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 4 surgical technologist schools in Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem Institute-Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($24,876/yr) for surgical technologist students, with College of Southern Nevada as the lowest, reported at only $8,990/yr.