Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one audio school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of New Mexico-Main Campus has a total student population of 27,241. It is the 1620th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Audio students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,070 people working as audio and video equipment technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,450. Also, Sound engineering technicians make on average $53,940 per year and there are about 15,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 30 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $*. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $30,810/yr and there are 230 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 0.599 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0.082/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New Mexico-Main Campus ends up costing a student $10,302/yr.