Allied Health Schools in Nevada

Nevada is a Western state known primarily for its gambling and entertainment centers, deserts and lenient laws—particularly laws concerning marriage, divorce and prostitution. Nevada’s economy is largely based upon tourism and mining (especially gold mining). According to the 2010 census, more than two-thirds of Nevada’s population lived in Clark County, which houses the Las Vegas-Paradise metropolitan area.

An allied health school in Nevada can provide all the education and training needed for the health care specialists who provide support for dentists, doctors and nurses.

There are dozens of fields in the allied health care industry that you can enter. Here are three of them:

Medical Biller

Medical billing is a growing field that you might be able to train for in as little as three months. In this job, you take the billing data provided by medical coders and use it to compile and submit insurance claims, and you then bill the patients. Other duties might include reviewing and appealing unpaid claims, verifying the insurance coverage of patients, answering the billing questions of patients, collective unpaid accounts and managing Accounts Receivable reports.

Indeed.com states that the average medical biller in Nevada makes $26,000 per year.

Dental Assistant

A dental assistant prepares patients for the dentist, takes vital signs, sterilizes instruments, prepares materials, sets up instrument trays and assists the dentist during dental procedures. Other duties can include pouring study casts, instructing patients in oral hygiene, cleaning teeth and applying fluoride coatings to patients’ teeth.

According to Indeed.com, a dentist assistant in Nevada earns an average of $40,000, which is 7% lower than the national average.

Phlebotomist

A phlebotomist draws blood for testing or for donations and prepares blood specimens for the laboratory. Other jobs might include keeping the equipment sterilized and in order, collecting drug-monitoring assays, tracking collected samples by initializing and dating them, monitoring glucose levels and administering bleeding-time tests.

Indeed.com states that a phlebotomist in Nevada, on average, earns a yearly salary of $27,000.

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