Rio Rancho, NM (population: 85,837) has four care management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brookline College, the highest ranked school in this group with a care management program, has a total student population of 357. It is the 4586th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Care Management students from Rio Rancho schools who go on to become care managers, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,886,690 people working as healthcare support employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $26,710. Also, Healthcare practitioner and technical employees make on average $69,690 per year and there are about 7,200,950 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 21,020 employed healthcare practitioner and technical employees earning an average salary of $71,380. Healthcare support employees in this area earn $24,560/yr and there are 13,890 employed.
Rio Rancho lies in Sandoval 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 36.378 out of every 1000 jobs in Rio Rancho are held by healthcare support employees, and 55.043/1000 are held by healthcare practitioner and technical employees.
Of the 4 care management schools with a 100-mile radius of Rio Rancho, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,023/yr) for care management students, with Central New Mexico Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,387/yr.