Alamogordo, NM has three day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a day care program, has a total student population of 4,347. It is the 5113th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Day Care students from Alamogordo schools who go on to become child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, day care professionals, 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 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 230 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $33,930. Child care workers in this area earn $17,960/yr and there are 640 employed.
Alamogordo lies in Otero county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 124,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.53/hr average worker wage, and a $34,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.141 out of every 1000 jobs in Alamogordo are held by child care workers, and 1.816/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 3 day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Alamogordo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus comes out as the most expensive ($6,947/yr) for day care students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.