Hobbs, NM has two ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Midland College, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 6,227. It is the 4446th highest ranked school in the USA and the 234th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from Hobbs schools who go on to become ultrasonographers, ultrasound technicians, ultrasound specialists, ultrasound professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,630 people working as diagnostic medical sonographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,640. Also, Surgeons make on average $219,770 per year and there are about 44,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area alone, there are ** employed surgeons earning an average salary of $#. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $62,660/yr and there are 40 employed.
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. Thus, about 0.353 out of every 1000 jobs in Hobbs are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and **/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 2 ultrasound 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, American Commercial College-Odessa comes out as the most expensive ($15,633/yr) for ultrasound students, with Midland College as the lowest, reported at only $5,471/yr.