Gallup, NM has two child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. San Juan College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, 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 Gallup 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 North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 320 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $28,400. Child care workers in this area earn $20,800/yr and there are 400 employed.
Gallup lies in McKinley county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 66,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $*/hr average worker wage, and a $* average annual salary. Thus, about 5.947 out of every 1000 jobs in Gallup are held by child care workers, and 4.753/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Gallup, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northland Pioneer College comes out as the most expensive ($8,803/yr) for child care students, with San Juan College as the lowest, reported at only $5,292/yr.