Silver City, NM has two child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern Arizona College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 7,241. It is the 4560th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Child Care students from Silver City 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 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 70 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $31,180. Child care workers in this area earn $17,130/yr and there are 110 employed.
Silver City lies in Grant county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 25,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,830 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.195 out of every 1000 jobs in Silver City are held by child care workers, and 2.799/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Silver City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Arizona College comes out as the most expensive ($7,578/yr) for child care students, with New Mexico State University-Dona Ana as the lowest, reported at only $5,430/yr.