Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one automotive 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 students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become automotive technicians, automotive engineers, mechanics, automotive specialists, 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, Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles make on average $29,880 per year and there are about 17,090 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 70 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $28,590. 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 0.191/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College ends up costing a student $10,387/yr.