Las Cruces, NM (population: 95,663) has one electrician school within its city limits. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana has a total student population of 9,021. It is the 5678th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Electrician students from Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces area alone, there are 150 employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $25,340. Electricians in this area earn $41,830/yr and there are 240 employed.
Las Cruces lies in Dona Ana county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Las Cruces area has 65,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.00/hr average worker wage, and a $37,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.619 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Cruces are held by electricians, and 2.351/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico State University-Dona Ana ends up costing a student $5,430/yr.