Hobbs, NM has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. New Mexico Junior College has a total student population of 2,313. It is the 4762nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Hobbs 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 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 150 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $33,440. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $30,780/yr and there are 700 employed.
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. Thus, about 5.613 out of every 1000 jobs in Hobbs are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.215/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico Junior College ends up costing a student $6,554/yr.