Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one veterinary technician school within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute has a total student population of 992. It is the 3656th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Veterinary Technician students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become veterinary technicians, veterinarians, veterinarian assistants, veterinary scientistss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,200 people working as veterinary technologists and technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,580. Also, Veterinarians make on average $90,110 per year and there are about 54,130 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 240 employed veterinarians earning an average salary of $76,730. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this area earn $33,740/yr and there are 340 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 0.402 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by veterinary technologists and technicians, and 0.284/1000 are held by veterinarians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute ends up costing a student $18,333/yr.