El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has ten health science schools within its city limits. Western Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 549. It is the 1018th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Health Science students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 40 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $31,650. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $63,720/yr and there are 50 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.175 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.166/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 10 health science schools in El Paso, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($35,298/yr) for health science students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.