Outlook for college grads good as Las Vegas explores new sectors

(Mike Doria/FOX5)

The seniors collecting diplomas at one of two commencement ceremonies scheduled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Saturday are in a slightly better position than last year’s graduates. The National Association of Colleges and Employment (NACE) is expecting that employers will be hiring four percent more graduates in 2018. In a recent survey done by NACE, college seniors were asked to determine which aspects of a job they find most important. The top five responses included: Opportunity to develop job-specific skills (84%) Opportunity to develop applied skills (82%) Job security (82%) Friendly co-workers (81%) Good benefits package (74%)More than 3,000 students ranging in age from 16 to 72 years will graduate from UNLV at a ceremony at the Thomas & Mack Center. The graduation comes at a time when Las Vegas is adding business sectors outside of gaming and tourism to build inroads and create jobs. In a comprehensive report done in November by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), the organization listed the top-ranked, high-demand jobs that have strong growth over the next decade or two. The medical and technology fields were significantly highlighted in the report, but jobs spanned a variety of sectors to include this partial list: Financial Managers Pharmacists Cost Estimators Software Developers Registered Nurses Computer Programmers Landscapers/GroundskeepersCopyright 2018 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

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