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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Las Vegas Education Jobs Increasing

Education jobs in Las Vegas are expected to increase during the near future.

In July 2008, Las Vegas' education and health services industry employed a total of 66,200 people, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increase of 4.6 percent from last year. Las Vegas jobs in education are expected to employ 61,274 people by 2014, up from 40,968 in 2004. According to the Nevada Workforce Informer, the industry should increase by 50.6 percent.

The education and health services industry makes up 7 percent of Nevada's economy. In July 2008, the state's education and health services industry employed 95,600 people, an increase of 3.5 percent from last year, according to the BLS. The educational services industry is expected to employ 91,607 people statewide by 2014, up from 62,648 in 2004, an increase of 46.4 percent.

Primary and secondary education is overseen by the Clark County School District, which is the fifth-most populous school district in the country. The district was expected to have 314,000 students during the 2007 to 2008 school year.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is located in Paradise, about 3 miles south of the city. The University of Nevada School of Medicine has a campus close to Las Vegas' downtown area. Many national colleges, including the University of Phoenix, have campuses in Las Vegas.

Nevada State College and Touro University Nevada are both located in nearby Henderson. The College of Southern Nevada has campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson. Henderson also is home to DeVry University, the Keller Graduate School of Management and the University of Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas also is home to Apollo College, National University, ITT Technical Institute and Nova Southeastern University.

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