Hobbs, NM has four electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics 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).
Electronics students from Hobbs schools who go on to become electronic workers, electricians, electronic technologists, electronics engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 193,570 people working as electrical and electronic equipment assemblers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,690. Also, Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make on average $55,410 per year and there are about 154,050 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 4 electronics 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, Texas Tech University comes out as the most expensive ($10,763/yr) for electronics students, with Odessa College as the lowest, reported at only $4,063/yr.