Gallup, NM has three electrician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Navajo Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an electrician program, has a total student population of 751. It is the 1715th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Electrician students from Gallup schools who go on to become electricians, electrical technologists, maintenance electricians, journeyman electricians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 579,150 people working as electricians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,850. Also, Helperselectricians make on average $27,870 per year and there are about 90,930 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 120 employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $25,110. Electricians in this area earn $44,280/yr and there are 210 employed.
Gallup lies in McKinley county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 66,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $*/hr average worker wage, and a $* average annual salary. Thus, about 3.126 out of every 1000 jobs in Gallup are held by electricians, and 1.760/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
Of the 3 electrician schools with a 100-mile radius of Gallup, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northland Pioneer College comes out as the most expensive ($8,803/yr) for electrician students, with Navajo Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,488/yr.