Farmington, NM (population: 43,299) has one child care school within its city limits. San Juan College has a total student population of 8,990. It is the 5483rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Child Care students from Farmington schools who go on to become child care professionals, child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Farmington area alone, there are 170 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $36,800. Child care workers in this area earn $20,230/yr and there are 240 employed.
Farmington lies in San Juan county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Farmington area has 50,770 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $18.10/hr average worker wage, and a $37,640 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.650 out of every 1000 jobs in Farmington are held by child care workers, and 3.263/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Juan College ends up costing a student $5,292/yr.