Nevada’s Growing Economy Demands More Healthcare and IT Workers

Join these growing fields with training from Asher College

With a growing economy, it’s a great time to consider pursuing a new career. Nationwide, there is a continually increasing demand for healthcare and information technology workers. These two fields, in particular, are growing on a national level and a local level. Wherever you are, these sectors represent a promising option for a rewarding new career. Read on to learn more about the growth in these two sectors, both nationwide and locally in Nevada, and why there’s never been a better time to enter one of these growing fields. 

The United States’ economy is expanding, and no state is experiencing as much growth as Nevada. Of all the states, in 2018 Nevada had the best year in terms of total job creation. According to experts, the outlook for Nevada’s economy this year is positive and projected to fare at least as well, or perhaps even better, as it did in 2018. The state’s total employment increased 3.9 percent over the 12-month period ending in December, while its annual average rose 3.3 percent. This represents a continuation of steady growth that only temporarily came to a halt with the arrival of the Great Recession.

Both the Las Vegas and Reno metro areas experienced among the largest gains of any area nationally. Experts, however, expect there to be a lack of available, qualified employees to fill the open jobs in certain sectors, such as construction/skilled trades, healthcare and technology, especially in Southern Nevada. A rising number of retirees (retirement is one of the two main reasons people move to Southern Nevada), translates into an ever-increasing number of low-income elderly citizens needing and receiving care under the state’s Medicaid program. Experts expect the problem of an inadequate number of medical professionals in Nevada will continue into coming years as skilled nursing facilities, as well as other medical providers, will grapple with attracting quality workers, improving employee training, and delivering quality care as costs go up. 

To help meet the demand for these healthcare workers, Asher College, with a location in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers Associate of Applied Science Degrees and Certificate programs for careers that are presently and will continue to be in high demand, both in Nevada and nationwide. Asher College offers medical career programs designed to train students for careers in administrative healthcare. At Asher, you can train to be a Health Information Specialist, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, Medical Records Specialist, and in 2020, a Pharmacy Technician program. Programs feature hands-on training from dedicated instructors and flexible scheduling options including day, evening, and weekend classes. All courses are comprehensive and can be completed in less than a year, some in as few as 28 weeks. 

Asher College, which has campus locations in Sacramento, California, and Dallas, Texas as well, also offers training programs for in-demand  careers in information technology (IT). At Asher, you can train to be a Computer and Network Technician, Computer Information Specialist, IT Network Engineer, IT Server Administrator, PC Technician, PC Support Specialist, Network Support Specialist, or a Tech Support Specialist. LIke all of Asher’s programs, courses are hands-on and taught by industry professionals. Scheduling is flexible, and programs can be completed in less than one year, with some in as few as 15 weeks. 

If you are interested in joining one of Nevada’s most rapidly growing fields, consider attending Asher College to get the training you need. Whether you study and stay in Nevada, or take your training and move into any one of the great 50 states, you will be well prepared for a career that will continue to be in demand for many years to come. Or choose to attend Asher in Sacramento, California or Dallas, Texas; all three Asher campus locations are accredited through ACCET, the Accrediting Council on Continuing Education and Training. Give us a call at 888-211-8829 to speak with one of our helpful and friendly admissions representatives. They can answer your questions, schedule you a tour of campus, and even help you begin the enrollment process. Why wait any longer? Your new career could be just around the corner. Make it happen with Asher College!

Sources:
https://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/gov-states-strongest-job-growth-in-2018.html https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2019/01/2019-economic-forecast-for-nevada-upward-trends/