El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has two counseling schools within its city limits. The University of Texas at El Paso, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Counseling students from El Paso 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. In fact, in the El Paso area alone, there are 220 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $49,570. Counselors in this area earn $68,440/yr and there are 250 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.919 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by counselors, and 0.811/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 2 counseling schools in El Paso, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso comes out as the most expensive ($5,224/yr) for counseling students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.