Alamogordo, NM has five dental hygienist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Computer Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 994. It is the 1168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dental Hygienist students from Alamogordo schools who go on to become dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental professionals, dental hygienistss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 173,900 people working as dental hygienists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,860. Also, Dentists specialists make on average $153,570 per year and there are about 5,010 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 5 dental hygienist 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, Career Centers of Texas-El Paso comes out as the most expensive ($22,014/yr) for dental hygienist students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.