Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has six health science schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 1,003. It is the 2978th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Health Science students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 270 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $35,460. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $63,160/yr and there are 370 employed.
Albuquerque lies in Bernalillo county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Albuquerque area has 381,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $19.31/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.979 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.695/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 6 health science schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($22,907/yr) for health science students, with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,195/yr.