Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has five medical schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical 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).
Medical students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 50 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $*. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $194,870/yr and there are 390 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 1.034 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.137/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 5 medical 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 medical students, with Central New Mexico Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,387/yr.