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Trade Schools in Las Vegas

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While Las Vegas may be known as the destination for a fun-filled weekend for many visitors, it is also a city of opportunity for many vocational and trade students. Over two million people call the Las Vegas metropolitan area home, which includes Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and unincorporated Clark County.

Las Vegas is also a popular place to begin a career due to the fact that it is listed as one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. The cost of living is also near the national average, with costs of groceries and healthcare below the national average.

Top Industries in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is famous as an entertainment capital, and the top industry in Las Vegas is hospitality. In fact, seven of Nevada's top ten employers are casino operators including MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming. Skilled trade workers, such as electricians, plumbers and HVAC technicians, keep the city's resorts up and running.

The city also has a reputation for nearly continuous growth and renewal. In fact, construction is one of the area's top-performing industries, with other popular industries including:

  • Healthcare
  • Cosmetology
  • Computer Science/IT
  • Skilled Trades

As a result, the high-paying vocational careers in Las Vegas include:

Why Is Las Vegas Good for Trade and Vocational Students?

Nevada offers both need-based and merit-based financial assistance programs available to students attending community colleges and vocational schools in Las Vegas.

Some of the most highly rated trade schools in Las Vegas include:

  • National Technical Institute
  • Carrington College
  • Pima Medical Institute
  • Brightwood College
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • National Technical Institute
  • Advanced Training Institute

The Las Vegas economy is not limited to the casinos, training at technical schools in Las Vegas can open many doors throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Visit other pages on our site to read more about vocational training and the resulting career paths.

Learn More about Las Vegas

Demographics

Total Population621,662

Education and Earnings

# Enrolled in College27,354
Median Earnings Without High School Degree$25,014
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,481
Median Earnings With Associate Degree$35,236

Commute

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Commutes by Walking1.6%
% Commutes by Bicycle0.4%
% Commutes by Public Transportation4.2%

Housing

Median Housing Cost$1,074
Median Gross Rent$1,024
Median House Value$209,700
Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.
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