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Nevada Career Colleges and Universities

Career and Technical Training in Nevada

Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities in Nevada

List Nevada's career schools and colleges. Get info on academics, admissions, news and events, student life, financial aid and student services. Each program from a Nevada Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. The programs are designed to get you work-ready, equipped with the practical knowledge, and the competence needed to obtain a competitive career in Nevada.

At career colleges in Nevada, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Nevada Career-Focused Degree Programs

Given how close the campuses are to Las Vegas, it should be no surprise that colleges and universities in Nevada specialize in logistics, game theory, economics, finance, statistics, and math.

Silver State higher ed: Nevada universities and colleges

Nevada emerged as a land of booming economy, led by the entertainment and hospitality industry. Favorable tax and business policies help support and diversify the state's economy. With its wealth of service industry and hospitality positions, students who need to work while pursuing a degree can often do this and launch their careers in the hospitality industry.

Nevada higher education essentials

Nevada universities and colleges are based largely in the state's metropolitan centers, Las Vegas and Reno. Choose among several top universities, technical and vocational schools with student enrollment as high as 28,222.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of Nevada-Reno, Great Basin College and Nevada State College are the most popular post-secondary schools. Some majors you'll find there: business administration, nursing, political science and geology. From NCAA sports teams to 24-hour film festivals to solar power research, students will find a rich array of extracurricular and internship opportunities.

Don't let your pocketbook rule out options for Nevada colleges. Tuition ranges from $2,243 to $ $25,370 per year. The Nevada System of Higher Education offers the Millennium Scholarship, which rewards academic achievement and encourages high school graduates to pursue degree programs. For those who qualify, federal funding is available by filling out the FASFA application.

Working in Nevada

The mainstay of Nevada's economy is the gaming industry with hospitality, high-tech development and gaming technology following behind. While weddings are another big industry in the state, you'll find greater opportunity, and job growth, among computer software engineers, who show a potential 45.9 percent occupational growth by 2018.

Art, drama and music teachers, network systems and data communications analysts, industrial engineering technicians and physician assistants follow close behind as the top-ranking jobs with a promising growth rate. The United States Census Bureau reported a median-annual income of $53,310 in 2009.

Nevada education programs prepare you for a career in these top five employment industries:

  1. Leisure and Hospitality
  2. Trade, Transportation and Utilities
  3. Government
  4. Professional and Business Services
  5. Education and Health Services

Favorable business and tax policies are attracting businesses from other states, creating jobs for graduates of Nevada colleges. Health care practitioners such as physicians and surgeons; legal professionals like judges, magistrates and lawyers; management positions like chief executives are the top-earning positions in Nevada, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Life in the Silver State

Nevada is a land of wide-open spaces and vast opportunity. Increasing diversity of industry makes the state an attractive place for people just starting out in the workforce or continuing career education. There is no state income tax, and housing costs remain affordable. The median price of single-family homes sold in October 2011 was $121,000.

More than 85 percent of the state's residents make their home in the greater Las Vegas area, Reno or Carson City, the state's capital. Outdoor recreation is a popular pastime, particularly in the northern region of the state. Reno sits in the majestic Sierra Nevada range, home to some of the nation's best skiing, hiking and rock climbing destinations. Just outside bustling Las Vegas, you'll find Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to the West and Mt. Charleston to the North with boasts slopes for skiing and snowboarding.

Author: Heather Bieber
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