Career and Trade Schools

Continuing your education beyond high school is having more jobs to choose from. What kinds of professions interest you? If you are not sure what career path to take, there are various resources you can use to help you. You can start by making lists of your likes and dislikes; abilities; and favorite school subjects. Ask for help! Guardians, teachers, peers, and guidance counselors are great resources that can help you narrow down your choices. There are also websites and tests that assess your skills and abilities and suggest possible career paths and professions. Some examples websites with information on careers in Neavda are NPWR or you can see suggested/possible career paths when you take the PSAT/NMSQT.

Nevada Career Information

Check out the information on the NPWR website. This site takes data from various agencies in Nevada and compiles that data into reports about education and careers. For example, one helpful report is the “Most Common Degree by Industry Report“. This report shows the most common degree held by workers in many different areas, it also lists the average wage for each area/industry. There are many other reports as well, such as a demand report which indicates the future demand for various industries.


Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

The PSAT/NMSQT is also known as the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test that is a pretest for the SAT and is used as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  It also suggests possible career paths you can take after assessing your skills using your answers from the exam.

Career and Trade Schools (certificate program)

  • Beautician/Hair Dresser
  • Culinary Arts
  • Medical Assistant
  • Massage Therapist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Landscape Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate

*You can find your local Career Trade Schools by searching online.

Two-Year College (Associate degree)

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Computer Animation
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Heating, Air, and Refrigeration Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Registered Nurse

Nevada Two-Year Colleges:

College of Southern Nevada
Great Basin College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Western Nevada College

Four-Year College (Bachelor’s degree)

  • Anthropologist
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Civil Engineer
  • Journalist
  • Computer Sciences/Information Technology/Websites
  • Registered Nurse
  • Teacher

Nevada Four-Year Colleges:

Nevada State College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno

More than four years (graduate and professional degrees)

  • Dentist
  • Lawyer
  • Physician
  • Scientist

Nevada Universities that offer post graduate degrees:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno