Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has three pharmacy technician schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy technician 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).
Pharmacy Technician students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, pharmacy professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 331,890 people working as pharmacy technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $28,940.
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.
Of the 3 pharmacy technician schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookline College comes out as the most expensive ($15,598/yr) for pharmacy technician students, with Central New Mexico Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,387/yr.