El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has four LVN schools within its city limits. Computer Career Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 994. It is the 1168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
LVN students from El Paso schools who go on to become licensed vocational nurses, nurses, LVNs, licensed vocational nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the El Paso area alone, there are 2,300 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $19,600. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $42,090/yr and there are 1,230 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 4.554 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 8.546/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 4 LVN schools in El Paso, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anamarc Educational Institute comes out as the most expensive ($17,760/yr) for LVN students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.