El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has three automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Western Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 958. It is the 1162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 52nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 160 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $30,420. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $30,220/yr and there are 1,220 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.546 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.582/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 3 automotive and mechanics schools in El Paso, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($24,585/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.