Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in Nevada

If you are interested in public health, and want to be a part of the public health community, you might want to enroll in a Master of Public Health (MPH) program through one of Nevada’s public health schools. There are two public health schools with MPH programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in Nevada: the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno. There are also at least six public health careers that are projected to grow faster in Nevada than they are nationwide: health specialities professors, environmental health specialists, occupational health specialists, medical records and health information technicians, dietitians and nutritionists and health informatics specialists.

While there are only two universities in Nevada offering CEPH-accredited MPH programs, the concentrations available are diverse—including biostatistics, epidemiology and social and behavioral health, providing multiple options for MPH prospects in Nevada. The MPH programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are only available on campus, while CEPH-accredited MPH program at the University of Nevada, Reno also has one online option: the public health practice concentration. Students in Nevada who are interested in other concentrations or online education more generally should consider looking into online MPH programs in other states as well.

Public Health Careers Outlook in Nevada

The outlook for public health careers in Nevada is generally positive in terms of both expected salaries and projected job growth. Eight public health related jobs will be experiencing growth in employment numbers through 2028, with six of those positions outpacing average growth rates nationally according to O*NET OnLine. Health specialties professors will be growing the fastest, at 36 percent. It’s also worth noticing that medical and health services managers or healthcare administrators are the best compensated, earning about $111,690 annually, which is higher than the national average in the U.S. If you are interested in this career, you may find our guide on How to Become a Healthcare Administrator helpful too. 

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also notes that Washoe County in Nevada has been experiencing greater wage increases than the state average.

The table below reflects the demand and earning potential for public health careers in Nevada, based on data provided by O*NET OnLine.

Job TitleMedian Salary in NV, 2020 (Yearly)Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly)Projected Job Growth in NV, 2018-2028Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019–2029
Health Specialties Professors
Environmental Health Specialists
Medical and Health Services Managers /Healthcare Administrators
Health Educators
Occupational Health Specialists
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Health Informatics Specialists 

*Estimate not released/provided by O*NET

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Information last updated April 2021