Alamogordo, NM has eight appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Western Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 586. It is the 1332nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Appliance Repair students from Alamogordo schools who go on to become appliance technicians, appliance repairers, machine repairmen, refrigeration mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 34,670 people working as home appliance repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,590. Also, Firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers make on average $60,630 per year and there are about 427,560 of them employed in the US today.
Alamogordo lies in Otero county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 124,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.53/hr average worker wage, and a $34,370 average annual salary.
Of the 8 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Alamogordo, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($13,800/yr) for appliance repair students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.