Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one allied health school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northern New Mexico College has a total student population of 2,066. It is the 4938th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Allied Health students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 1,230 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $65,230. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $101,880/yr and there are 650 employed.
Albuquerque lies in Bernalillo county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Albuquerque area has 381,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $19.31/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.690 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by medical and health services managers, and 3.211/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northern New Mexico College ends up costing a student $5,623/yr.