New website unveiled for career seekers and education policy makers
July 17, 2017

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RENO, Nev. -- The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) today launched Career Path Nevada, a website designed to help individuals plan their career paths, as well as inform education policymakers and industry recruiters about academic pathways for more than 600 careers in Nevada.

"Career Path Nevada is part of NSHE's ongoing priority to align academic pathways with our state's industry demands," said Jane Nichols, acting NSHE chancellor. "This website will help Nevadans make informed choices about potential career paths, employment prospects and what education level is typically required."

Career Path Nevada (https://careerpath.nevada.edu/) showcases data by area of academic study, including the number of recent program graduates from Nevada public higher education institutions, along with the percentage employed in Nevada the following year, and the average first-year wages by degree level.

The database also provides workforce demand projections for occupations linked to specific academic programs, including mean and median hourly wages and annual salary. Additional data includes program enrollment levels at NSHE institutions by degree level, and links to NSHE institutions offering the program.

For example, a Nevadan considering pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer engineering to become a software developer can research Career Path Nevada to find that the average first-year wages for Nevadans graduating with that degree is $74,321 and employment growth in that field is expected to increase 35 percent by the year 2024.

Career Path Nevada was designed by the Reno-based Estipona Group Advertising and Public Relations team (www.estiponagroup.com) and was created in partnership with the Department of Employment, Training, & Rehabilitation (DETR) through the Nevada P-20 to Workforce Research Data System (NPWR).

The Nevada P-20 to Workforce Research Data System (NPWR), accesses data from the Nevada Department of Education, the Nevada System of Higher Education and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Available reports include college readiness data according to high school diploma type, information concerning the post-secondary continuation and performance of Nevada public high school graduates, workforce supply and demand, and workforce outcomes of NSHE graduates including the number employed in Nevada by degree subject and first year salary by degree level.

About the Nevada System of Higher Education
The Nevada System of Higher Education -- comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute -- serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to nearly 107,600 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.

Contact:
John Kuhlman, (702) 889-8426
john_kuhlman@nshe.nevada.edu