Taos, NM has one gunsmithing school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Trinidad State Junior College has a total student population of 1,812. It is the 3829th highest ranked school in the USA and the 52nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Gunsmithing students from Taos schools who go on to become gunsmithers, gunsmiths, research and development machinists, machinists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,268,930 people working as maintenance and repair workers, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,520. Also, Machinists make on average $38,940 per year and there are about 380,720 of them employed in the US today.
Taos lies in Taos 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.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Trinidad State Junior College ends up costing a student $9,814/yr.