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Vocational Training & Higher Education

Are you looking to further develop your skills and education in your healthcare career? We have ongoing education and training opportunities for you too! Connect with our partners to explore what resources are available to you and your career journey.

Check out the Health Care Careers in Nevada Manual developed by the Nevada Health Workforce Research Center below for recent information for a variety of health career opportunities. You’re bound to find your niche along with an overview of the position, salary, job outlook, and ways to get involved.

Health Care Careers in Nevada (2024-2025)
CSN – Health Sciences Programs in health sciences can lead to careers in nursing, dental services, sonography, eye care, animal care, medical offices, patient therapy, government, and public health. 
GBC – Human and Social ServicesPrograms offered: 
• Associate and Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services
• Bachelor of Social Work 
• Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine Counselor Training 
• Certificate of Achievement in Human Services 
• Certificate of Achievement for Substance Abuse Counselor 
TMCC – Community Health Science TMCC offers an Associate of Science in Community Health Science with three different track options: kinesiology, pre nursing, and public health. This degree is designed to matriculate into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.
University of Las Vegas, NV – School of Public Health (UNLV SPH)The UNLV SPH provides a diverse education, practical training experience, and community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in public and behavioral health.
• BS in Public Health or Healthcare Administration 
• MPH Specialty Tracks:
Social & Behavioral Health
Environmental and Occupational Health
Healthcare Administration and Policy
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Generalist Track, Available Online 
Dental-MPH– Social and Behavioral Health
Dental-MPH– Environmental and Occupational Health
Dental-MPH– Healthcare Administration and Policy
Dental-MPH– Biostatistics and Epidemiology
• PhD in Public Health
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) – School of Public HealthThe UNR School of Public Health emphasizes multiple perspectives in its curriculum.
The school offers:  
Public Health Minor
BS in Kinesiology
BS in Public Health 
BS in Public Health, Environmental Health Emphasis
Accelerated BS to MPH program
Master of Public Health (MPH) Epidemiology
MPH Health Administration and Policy
MPH Social and Behavioral Health
Online MPH
Master of Science, Health Analytics and Biostatistics
Master of Science, Kinesiology 
Doctor of Philosophy/Ph.D in Epidemiology (STEM)
• Online Public Health Graduate Certificates 
• Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
Undergraduate & Graduate Certificates
Western Nevada College (WNC) – Health Science Western Nevada College assists students in applying for nursing programs providing coursework in community health, health education and related areas. WNC prepares students for health-related careers in emergency medical science, as laboratory technicians, nursing assistant and related roles. 
NyE Communities Coalition Nye Communities Coalition offers employment, internships and training services, coaching and financial support for young adults aged 16 to 24 years.
Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) The WRPHTC awards stipends to public health students completing public health projects and internships. Stipends are commonly given to students completing unpaid internships and are not provided as a condition of employment, or for tuition, fees, health insurance, or other costs. 
Organization Description
CDC Foundation The CDC Foundation Internship Program offers educational work opportunities to students in undergraduate and graduate programs across a variety of fields (public health, communications, public administration, advancement and fundraising, internal operations, etc.).
Nevada Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) The mission of the Nevada AHEC Program is to enhance healthcare access and outcomes for rural and underserved communities through comprehensive education, training, and workforce development initiatives. Nevada AHEC programs target youth as early as 5th grade upwards to students in the college and/or professional level. Learn more about each of the centers and their programs below:

Three AHEC centers in Nevada:
1. Desert Meadows AHEC, Southern NV, Las Vegas
2. High Sierra AHEC, Northern NV, Reno
3. Frontier AHEC, Rural NV
Institute for Health Impact and Equity,  UNR School of Public Health
Larson Institute 
The Institute for Health Impact and Equity provides a variety of education and training opportunities on vast topics- webinars, live trainings, continuing education, self paced courses, events; conferences, and events to address current and emerging public health needs. It’s free to create an account and enroll in certain courses.
Nevada Hospital Association The NHA is a not-for-profit statewide resource and leader in promoting public understanding of, and support for, the healthcare system serving Nevada’s communities. The NHA serves as an advocate for its members to lead in the provision of high quality, affordable and accessible healthcare services, resulting in healthier Nevada communities. Their membership program provides education, information and representation, serving as a catalyst in collaborative efforts to produce quality healthcare in Nevada.
Nevada INBRE Nevada INBRE has a successful and popular Biomedical Students Pipeline Program to prepare students, primarily at undergraduate institutions, for transition to four-year research institutions and graduate school.  Currently, INBRE funds programs at Truckee Meadows Community College, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Great Basin College, Sierra Nevada College, and Western Nevada College. INBRE will continue to fund undergraduate research opportunities by putting students in research labs and providing critical hands-on research experience. These experiences inspire students to pursue research careers. 
Northern Nevada Hopes Northern Nevada Hopes provides internship opportunities within its program areas including housing, teen health, harm reduction and LGBTQ support. 
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)SNHD offers a variety of learning opportunities for students and guides prospective research investigators in research opportunities. To be considered, students must receive academic credit through an affiliated institution, submit a complete application, and complete online trainings. All students are subject to an interview and will be notified of placement or non-placement. 
Office of Statewide Initiatives, UNR School of Medicine The Office of Statewide Initiatives provides education, support, and professional development opportunities focused on increasing access to health care, social services, and improving community wellness. 
Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH)Northern Nevada Public Health’s internship program (previously known as Washoe County Health District) provides students with experience in progressive government within their academic programs. Interns carry out research and analysis projects on a wide range of issues under the direction of senior staff members. NNPH interns are encouraged and expected to inquire into important issues, initiate improvements, and suggest new approaches and directions.