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Industry Overview

Where do medical technologies and human touch intersect? They meet within the Health Science career cluster, which is a New Mexico and national growth industry. As the proportion of Americans over age 65 grows and more people survive serious injuries and other health issues, the need for healthcare has increased. This industry is expected to include the greatest number of new jobs in New Mexico over the next 10 years and about one third of the state’s hot jobs. Healthcare workplaces include hospitals, doctors’ offices, home healthcare organizations, and nursing homes. Some employees in this industry have 8 to 5 schedules, while others work less traditional shifts. If you’re thinking about a healthcare career, many jobs require good math and science skills. Jobs in this industry include a wide variety of educational backgrounds, ranging from medical degrees to many jobs that require less than four years of college.



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Average Weekly Wage (2020)


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Number of Employers (2020)

Apprenticeships - Earn While You Learn

Earn. Learn. Succeed. In apprenticeship, you earn a paycheck from day one, and in many instances with guaranteed raises as your skill level increases. Healthcare apprenticeships in New Mexico include:

Related Occupations

Registered Nurses
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Annual mean wage: $73,300
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Education: Postsecondary nondegree award
Annual mean wage: $48,330
Medical and Health Services Managers
Education: Bachelor's degree
Annual mean wage: $126,820

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