El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has four pharmacy schools within its city limits. International Business College, the highest ranked school in the city 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 El Paso 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.
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.
Of the 4 pharmacy schools in El Paso, 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.