The Health and Medical Services industry is key to securing the growth of a large, relatively stable base of economic activities and high-quality jobs in Nevada. This industry affects all employers and residents, ensuring a high quality of life for the state and attracting further economic activity.
Jobs in Health and Medical Services cover a wide range of positions, from moderately to very highly skilled, and employment has grown steadily over the past decade. Between 2006 and 2011, Nevada's employment in this sector grew despite the economic downturn. The largest gains came in general medical and surgical hospitals, home health care services, and in medical offices.
While health education programs at various levels are abundant, the pipeline for health and medical careers still needs alignment within the system, largely as a result of workforce supply and demand gaps. By building a strong Health and Medical Services industry in the state, complete with a robust educational pipeline and centers of excellence for care and research, Nevada will be able to take advantage of opportunities in this industry.