Hobbs, NM has three nurse practitioner schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New Mexico State University-Carlsbad, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 2,043. It is the 5971st highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Nurse Practitioner students from Hobbs schools who go on to become nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today.
Hobbs lies in Lea county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 124,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.53/hr average worker wage, and a $34,370 average annual salary.
Of the 3 nurse practitioner schools with a 100-mile radius of Hobbs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico State University-Carlsbad comes out as the most expensive ($6,782/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with New Mexico State University-Carlsbad as the lowest, reported at only $6,782/yr.