Career and Trade Schools

Continuing your education beyond high school is having more jobs to choose from. What kinds of professions interest you? If you are not sure what career path to take, there are various resources you can use to help you. You can start by making lists of your likes and dislikes; abilities; and favorite school subjects. Ask for help! Guardians, teachers, peers, and guidance counselors are great resources that can help you narrow down your choices. There are also websites and tests that assess your skills and abilities and suggest possible career paths and professions. Some examples of these resources are the Nevada Career Information System (NCIS) or the PSAT/NMSQT.

Nevada Career Information System

A great source for this type of information is the Nevada Career Information System (NCIS) which is free of charge to all Nevada residents. The NCIS is a computer-based system that combines a wealth of career, education and labor market information into one comprehensive exploration tool.

Visit and click on the NCIS icon for more information:
username: ncis
password: Nevada

Begin exploring your future today!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the NCIS staff at:

Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Nevada Career Information System
500 E. Third St., Carson City, NV 89713
Telephone: (775) 684-0477

Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

The PSAT/NMSQT is also known as the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test that is a pretest for the SAT and is used as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  It also suggests possible career paths you can take after assessing your skills using your answers from the exam.

Career and Trade Schools (certificate program)

  • Beautician/Hair Dresser
  • Culinary Arts
  • Medical Assistant
  • Massage Therapist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Landscape Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate

*You can find your local Career Trade Schools by searching online.

Two-Year College (Associate degree)

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Computer Animation
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Heating, Air, and Refrigeration Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Registered Nurse

Nevada Two-Year Colleges:

College of Southern Nevada
Great Basin College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Western Nevada College

Four-Year College (Bachelor’s degree)

  • Anthropologist
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Civil Engineer
  • Journalist
  • Computer Sciences/Information Technology/Websites
  • Registered Nurse
  • Teacher

Nevada Four-Year Colleges:

Nevada State College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno

More than four years (graduate and professional degrees)

  • Dentist
  • Lawyer
  • Physician
  • Scientist

Nevada Universities that offer post graduate degrees:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno