Hobbs, NM has five electrician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with an electrician program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Electrician students from Hobbs 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 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 200 employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $24,790. Electricians in this area earn $46,710/yr and there are 740 employed.
Hobbs lies in Lea 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 5.951 out of every 1000 jobs in Hobbs are held by electricians, and 1.568/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
Of the 5 electrician schools with a 100-mile radius of Hobbs, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southeastern Career Institute-Midland comes out as the most expensive ($22,851/yr) for electrician students, with South Plains College as the lowest, reported at only $5,052/yr.