Hobbs, NM has thirteen appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. School of Automotive Machinists, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 96. It is the 707th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Appliance Repair students from Hobbs 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.
Hobbs lies in Lea 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 13 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Hobbs, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of Automotive Machinists comes out as the most expensive ($46,386/yr) for appliance repair students, with Moore Norman Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,192/yr.