Alamogordo, NM has five pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. International Business College, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 300. It is the 2071st highest ranked school in the USA and the 94th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Pharmacy students from Alamogordo schools who go on to become pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy professionals, pharmacist in charges, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 267,860 people working as pharmacists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $106,630. Also, Pharmacy aides make on average $22,330 per year and there are about 52,230 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area alone, there are ** employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $23,470. Pharmacists in this area earn $108,120/yr and there are 180 employed.
Alamogordo lies in Otero 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. Thus, about 1.452 out of every 1000 jobs in Alamogordo are held by pharmacists, and **/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 5 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Alamogordo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Centers of Texas-El Paso comes out as the most expensive ($22,014/yr) for pharmacy students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.