More than 191,000 Southern Nevadan residents are employed in the hotel/motel industry in Las Vegas. Positions include hotel personnel such as reservation assistants, front desk clerks, bellmen, housekeepers, valet attendants, room service providers and maintenance workers. Amusement, gaming and recreation positions account for another 20,000 jobs.
Eighty-nine thousand people are employed in Southern Nevada's food service industry. This includes wait staff, food prep and host/hostess positions in 5-star restaurants, neighborhood eateries, fast food franchises and educational institution cafeterias. Another 21,000 people are employed by food and beverage stores.
Approximately 65,000 Southern Nevadans are employed in administrative or support positions across the valley. Job titles include clerk, secretary, administrative assistant, phone room operator and clerical staff.
Professional/Scientific Tech Services
More than 48,000 Las Vegans are employed in the tech industry, primarily in positions including IT, systems operations and computer programming.
Ambulatory Healthcare Services
Forty-two thousand Las Vegans work in ambulatory health care services, holding myriad positions in medical clinics, rehabilitation facilities and doctor's offices. An additional 22,000 work in valley hospitals.
Specialty Trade Contractors
Approximately 41,500 Southern Nevadans are employed in specialty trades including electricians, plumbers, general contractors, masons and HVAC technicians.
General Merchandise Retailers
Twenty-six thousand Las Vegans work in the retail industry as salespeople, clerks, buyers, warehouse and distribution managers and store personnel.