El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has two court reporting schools within its city limits. The University of Texas at El Paso, the highest ranked school in the city with a court reporting 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).
Court Reporting students from El Paso schools who go on to become court reporters, freelance court reporters, certified shorthand reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,780 people working as court reporters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,460. Also, Procurement clerks make on average $36,430 per year and there are about 78,150 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the El Paso area alone, there are 260 employed procurement clerks earning an average salary of $32,300. Court reporters in this area earn $67,880/yr and there are 90 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 0.344 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by court reporters, and 0.957/1000 are held by procurement clerks.
Of the 2 court reporting 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 court reporting students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.