Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one counseling school within its city limits. University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus has a total student population of 5,120. It is the 4832nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Counseling students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become counseling psychologists, school counselors, counselors, christian counselors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 30,900 people working as counselors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,400. Also, Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists make on average $59,070 per year and there are about 219,240 of them employed in the US today.
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.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus ends up costing a student $22,023/yr.