If you’ve been searching for that perfect Nevada special education job, imagine what your life would be like in Las Vegas! Whether you’re an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, special education teacher, school psychologist, school counselor, or school nurse, Las Vegas, Nevada, has a world of educational career opportunities just waiting for you.
Las Vegas is called the Entertainment Capital of the World and the City that Never Sleeps. Okay, so we know as teachers, you need and value your sleep! But don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to relax in Las Vegas. It’s not all bustling casinos and bright hotels. There’s the peaceful surrounding desert, quiet neighborhoods, restorative yoga studios, relaxing spas, serene tea houses, and more.
Las Vegas is home to around 645,000 people, covers 135 square miles, and averages 310 sunny days each year! The history of the area provides much to be discovered, from rock carvings left by nomadic Paleo Indians who lived in the region 10,000 years ago to intriguing tales of infiltration by the Mafia.
Vegas is the perfect place for seeing a show, shopping for treasure, communing with nature, enjoying live music, trying delicious restaurants, or even playing the slots. Try to picture yourself living and working in Las Vegas as we explore a few of the eats, arts, and adventures this wild and fun city offers. Roll the dice and take a chance on Vegas. We think you might love it!
Las Vegas is much more than “the Strip.” Aside from the casinos, music and magic, Vegas is home to several welcoming neighborhoods. If you’re interested in desert mountain top backdrops and a family-friendly neighborhood, then Summerlin is a perfect fit for you. However, The Lakes might be more your speed if you’re interested in being near water while living in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Peccole Ranch, on the other hand, is a green oasis in Las Vegas that offers a suburban community feel. The palm tree lined neighborhoods of Sovana is another area of Vegas that provides a suburban lifestyle. Last, but certainly not least, if you’re open to being in the center of the exciting city Downtown Las Vegas is the place for you.
Doesn’t The Great American Foodie Fest sound like fun? The festival showcases “some of the nation’s best foods featured on Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Travel Channel” and admission is free. Or if instead of a festival, you’re looking for a family-style, farm-to-table restaurant to try, visit Honey Salt for some Savory Monkey Bread, Burrata and Heirloom Beets, and Farmhouse Meatloaf. Or for the real Vegas experience, splurge and dine at Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand. At least peek in the door and get a glimpse of Le Caviar Imperial, L’EOuf de Poule, or Le Sphere – its all very Vegas.
If you’re interested in finding a fun place to enjoy adult beverages, try the Mermaid Lounge at the Silverton. They have a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with 4,000 tropical fish and mesmerizing mermaids. Or to cool off, pick up a ticket for the Ice Bar, where the walls, the seats, and even the glasses are made of ice. Don’t forget your coat and mittens!
Want to see some Basquiat, Banksy, Warhol, Renoir, Dali, or Picasso? Just take a stroll around Vegas. The place is an art-lover’s paradise. Not only can you find art on the walls of Vegas hotels like the Bellagio, you can also go on a gallery and museum tour and frankly, never run out of art to explore. If you love to make art yourself, you can be bold and enroll in a glass blowing class at Domsky Glass or learn to knit at the Sin City Knit Shop.
Music lovers must check out Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling alley that is frequently transormed into a concert hall for live shows. Additionally, there’s the Sayers Club, which overlooks the Las Vegas Strip and is an intimate venue that brings in all sorts of well-known and local artists. You can also hear the Las Vegas Philharmonic at the Smith Center for Performing Arts if you’re in the mood for some Vivaldi, Debussy, Beethoven, or Mozart. And don’t forget, when you have company coming to stay with you (their cool Vegas friend), you’ll want to catch a real Vegas show, like Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, or Cher.
Are you an adventurer? Take a beautiful, 20-minute drive from Vegas to Red Rock Canyon, where you can hike, climb, boulder, cycle, ride horseback, or just drive. If you establish your roots in Vegas, you won’t run out of day trips to see diverse ecosystems and a range of geological wonders…Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Death Valley, Zion National Park, Lake Las Vegas, and Joshua Tree National Park are all within a couple hours’ drive.
This is just a peek at all there is to do in this spectacular city. Imagine how much you would enjoy living in Vegas! Explore our exciting Las Vegas teaching jobs and school support positions today and start your journey toward a life in the exciting city of Las Vegas, Nevada.