Leading Industries

Health & Life Sciences

A Healthy Dose of Innovation

Our Health & Life science sector is supported by ever-growing supply and demand. As the population of our region continues to grow and diversify, Clark County has risen to the occasion with renowned programs offered by higher education institutions, including Nevada State College’s top rated online RN to BSN program and University of Nevada Las Vegas#1 ranked School of Nursing program in Nevada in 2019.

The Las Vegas Medical District (LVMD) is anchored by Clark County’s own University Medical Center (UMC), the only Level I Trauma Facility in the state of Nevada and provides the region with a strong, collaborative environment for hospital workers and researchers. Here in Clark County, you can feel confident that you are in the best hands.

Fast Facts

Home to Nevada’s most skilled Public Hospital, UMC, owned and operated by Clark County


of undergrad and grad students enrolled in Southern Nevada schools choose to stay and practice in Nevada


increase of medical residents and fellows enrolled in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) between 2008 and 2018


Hospitals in the Clark County area


billion economic impact through Las Vegas Medical District by 2030





Major Employers

University Medical Center

Finding health solutions for 21st Century challenges

UMC is the only Level I Trauma Facility in Nevada, servicing 2.2 million Clark County residents and 46 million visitors per year who come here from world wide places and neighboring parts of California, Utah and Arizona. UMC Children’s Hospital is Nevada’s only Pediatric Level II Trauma Facility and is an Associate Member of the prestigious Children’s Hospital Association.

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine

Bedrock of research in Clark County

UNLV is the bedrock of research in Clark County, leading growth across Southern Nevada’s healthcare sector.

The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) attained R1 status in 2018, placing it among the nation’s most active research universities. This designation puts a stamp of renowned success on UNLV’s resume, validating the hard work and sacrifices of our brave healthcare heroes. UNLV’s Shadow Lane Campus is home to a 31,000-square-foot clinical simulation facility, supporting UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, UNLV School of Nursing, and Nevada State College School of Nursing.

Nevada State College

Sharpening the minds of Nevada’s future

Enrollment in Nevada State College has nearly doubled since 2009, with almost 5,000 enrollments in fall 2018.

Southern Nevada’s healthcare workforce receives strong support from NSC, where of the 567 degrees conferred in 2018, approximately 45% were in health-related programs. This higher education institution offers several nursing and pre-med programs to help sharpen the minds of Nevada’s future.

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