Farmington, NM (population: 43,299) has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. San Juan College has a total student population of 8,990. It is the 5483rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Farmington 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 Farmington area alone, there are 50 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $31,830. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $36,060/yr and there are 320 employed.
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. Thus, about 6.328 out of every 1000 jobs in Farmington are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.042/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Juan College ends up costing a student $5,292/yr.