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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Nevada


Fast Facts: Admitted to the Union in 1864 during the Civil War, the “Battle Born State” is the seventh largest state by area. The state capital is Carson City and the largest city is Las Vegas.

Nevada Careers: As of 2008, U.S. Census data estimated Nevada’s population at just over 2.6 million. Forbes recently ranked Nebraska at the 19th “Best State for Business.”

Nevada Career Education: Nevada was ranked 45th in a 2009 K-12 “Academic Achievement” study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Nevada Economy: Amazingly, the federal government owns approximately 86% of the state’s land under various jurisdictions, both civilian and military.

For details and sources, click the “Career Information” tab below.



Nevada Fast Facts:

Location, Location, Location…:  Located in the western region of the U.S., Nevada is the seventh-largest state by area, geographically encompassing the Mojave Deser in the south and the Great Basin in the north.

Cities:  The capital of Nevada is Carson City and the largest city is Las Vegas.

Behind the Name:  The state of Nevada is nicknamed the “Battle Born State” in reference to the state’s official slogan concerning Nevada’s admission to the Union in 1864 during the Civil War.

A Closer Look:  The gambling and resort areas of Nevada attract visitors from all over the world.

Did You Know?  Approximately 86% of the state’s land is owned by the Federal Government under various jurisdictions, both civilian and military.

Nevada Careers and Employment:

Population:  2,600,167 (30.1% increase since 2000) – 49.1% Female, 50.9% Male (2008 U.S. Census Bureau).

Business Environment:  Ranked 19th in Forbes Magazine’s “Best States for Business,” 2008.

Top Industries:  In terms of paid employees, according to a 2008 U.S. Census Bureau study: (1) accommodation and food services; (2) retail trade; (3) construction; (4) administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; and (5) health care and social assistance.

Taxes:  No Income Tax and Sales Tax, 6.5% (Federation of Tax Administrators).

Cost of Living 109.2 in relation to the “National Average” of 100 (Federal Cost of Living Index).

Quality of Life:  Ranked 34th of 50 states by CNBC, 2009.

Weather:  Average Temperature (In °F) – Jan: 30.43; Apr: 47.26; July: 71.94; Oct: 50.55 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). 

K-12:  Ranked 45th of 50 states in “Academic Achievement” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2009.

Nevada Economics:

In General:  With tourism being the most prevalent industry in Nevada, nearly half of the state’s residents are employed in the service industry, but other strong sectors for careers include wholesale and retail trade (19%), the construction industry (9%) and military and government services (12%).

Service Industry:  The community, business and personal service industry, focused on gambling and recreational services, accounts for about one-third of Nevada’s total gross product, a higher percentage than in any other state.

Agriculture:  Cattle and sheep ranching is the primary agricultural activity in Nevada. The state supports some irrigated farms, with hay to feed livestock as the state’s biggest crop.

Manufacturing:  The most important manufactured products in Nevada are printed products (printing and publishing companies), food products (meat-packing, pet food, processed foods, coffee) and machinery (electronic, computer equipment, appliances, neon signs and electrical machinery).

Mining:  Nevada’s most valuable mined products are gold and silver, as it produces about three-fourths of the nation’s gold and serves as a leading silver producer.

Did You Know?  Need a place to stay? Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any place in the world.  

Nevada Education:

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Sources:  In addition to specific citations noted in this “Career Information” section, supplementary source materials include:  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service; Netstate.com; Education-Portal.com; USCollegeSearch.org; and Wikipedia.com.

General Information
1,994,505 Population (as of 2000)2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
2,583,194 Population (current)$123,380 Average House Value (as of 2000)
69,251.6 Square Miles of Land$39,440 Average House Income (as of 2000)
222.1 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
52,939 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$7,143,862,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
946,843 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$30,147,552,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

Gender (as of 2000)
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Median Ages (as of 2000)
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