Farmington, NM (population: 43,299) has eight appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Western Wyoming Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 4,079. It is the 2080th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Wyoming (#1 is University of Wyoming).
Appliance Repair students from Farmington 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.
Farmington lies in San Juan county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Farmington area has 50,770 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $18.10/hr average worker wage, and a $37,640 average annual salary.
Of the 8 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Farmington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,387/yr) for appliance repair students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.