Nevada Career Guide: Overview of Hot Careers in Nevada (NV)

Nevada Career Guide: Overview of Hot Careers in Nevada (NV)

Nevada is a state that has much to offer, from casinos and nightlife to magnificent mountains, lakes, national parks, museums and fine dining. It has something for everyone, including the job seeker; there are a wide variety of career opportunities. According to, the state had a population of approximately 2.8 million in 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an average hourly wage of $21.65 for all occupations, as of May 2017. In April 2018, the BLS also reported a civilian labor force of about 1.5 million and an unemployment rate of 4.9%.

Fastest-Growing Careers

According to, these will be the fastest-growing careers in Nevada between 2014-2024. These occupations are projected to have anywhere from 65% - 84% growth during that decade. Computer-controlled machine tool operators (metal and plastic), industrial engineers and electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, however, can expect more rapid growth at a rate of 96% - 302% in the ten-year period.

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
  • Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  • Team Assemblers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
  • Insulation Workers, Mechanical
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Most Job Openings

Though not necessarily among the fastest growing jobs, the following are the top 20 jobs projected to have the most openings, in order, from 2014-2024. These occupations can expect anywhere from 670 - 3,280 job openings per year, according to

  • Retail Salespersons
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Cashiers
  • Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  • Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  • General Office Clerks
  • Restaurant Cooks
  • Hand Laborers, Freight, Stock and Material Workers
  • Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
  • Bartenders
  • Gaming Dealers
  • Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Security Guards
  • Registered Nurses
  • General Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Dishwashers
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