Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one carpentry 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).
Carpentry students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 5,890 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $23,580. Carpenters in this area earn $39,100/yr and there are 2,150 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 5.635 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by carpenters, and 15.430/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College ends up costing a student $10,387/yr.