Jobs in Las Vegas NV: How to Win Big

The first time I heard about someone looking for jobs in Las Vegas NV was from an elementary school teacher. In my naiveté at the time—I was fresh out of college—I assumed all of Las Vegas was glitz, lights and glamour. 

"An elementary school? In Las Vegas? It can't be," I said to myself. Visions of a K-5 school sign flashed in my head—a parade of lights danced around the sign, the school mascot illuminated in neon. 

In my ignorance, I hadn't realized all those people that worked at the casinos needed schools for their children, a hospital when they were sick and a grocery store to pick up a gallon of milk. Then my mind raced on: People were needed to not only support the community but the other businesses that served the businesses! It's a veritable job -gold mine!

According to a study by CareerCast in 2012, the top jobs in Las Vegas are not casino industry specific. 

The top Jobs in Las Vegas NV are not unlike other areas of the country:

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Dental Hygienist
  3. Occupational Therapist
  4. Computer Systems Analyst
  5. Physical Therapist
  6. Pharmacist
  7. Physician Assistant
  8. Registered Nurse

Boom to Bust

The housing boom of the early to mid-2000s was Las Vegas' big win at the real estate jackpot—the greatest thing since Pa Ingalls drove his wagon across the Oregon Trail.

Next, as you know, with all the good booms comes a bust...

As of March 2013, Nevada's unemployment figure sat just over 11% while that of the nations hovered around 7%. 

So where do you find jobs in Las Vegas NV today? You can look here and here but what are the unusual places that most people don't know about?

Top Three Unusual Ways Some Have Found Work in Las Vegas

In my desire to give you information you can't get elsewhere, I put my magick feelers out and got some off the wall ways others used to find jobs in Las Vegas, NV. I wouldn’t necessarily suggest trying these but the gist of them is interesting. Perhaps they’ll sparkle some creativity in your job search...

1. “Walk the strip and when someone hands you a solicitation card, give them your business card or resume in exchange.”

Better Advice: Network!

2. “Charge a couple bucks to stand guard over someone's slot machine while they go take a bio-break.”

Better Advice: Do what it takes to find a job.

3. “Give someone your drink that is desperately waiting to get wait staff. Remember they more you give, the more you receive.”

Better Advice: You get more work being interested in other people than you can by trying to get people interested in you. 

Have an interesting way that you've found work in Las Vegas? Let me know.

Make Some Las Vegas Career Magick!

You are the ONLY resource that can make things turnaround for you. It starts with a thought...a positive one...that with continuation turns into action and then becomes your reality.

It's that simple.

Don't dwell upon the bills that need to be paid or the fact that you don't have a job (or lack the right one).

What you dwell upon becomes your reality!

Instead thinking about that mountain of debt, think about yourself in the right job. That’s not to say to ignore your bills and look at life through rose-colored glasses but focus on what you want!

If you're not sure what that career is, see yourself discovering it. Tell yourself over and over about the magick coming into your life.

For more tips on Jobs in Las Vegas NV check out our Nevada job search page.

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