The Health and Medical Services industry is key to bringing and maintaining high-quality jobs in Nevada. This industry benefits all employers and residents, ensuring a high quality of life 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 were in hospitals, home health care services, and in medical offices.
While health education programs are abundant, the pipeline for health and medical careers still needs to be aligned with the demands of the industry. 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 the opportunities offered by this sector.