Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Central New Mexico Community College has a total student population of 27,999. It is the 5420th highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 370 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $36,500. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $35,070/yr and there are 1,950 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 5.116 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.977/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College ends up costing a student $10,387/yr.