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Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems. Almost all electricians work full time. Work schedules may include evenings and weekends, and may vary during times of inclement weather. During scheduled maintenance, or on construction sites, electricians can expect to work overtime. The mean annual wage for electricians is $50,460, and employment of electricians is projected to grow 11% percent in New Mexico by 2028. 


Plumbers & Pipefitters 

Plumbers and pipefitters assemble, install, alter and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. In New Mexico, these professionals earn an average salary of $46,280. 


Welding & Ironwork 

Welders are found on almost every job site in North America. These skilled workers cut and join a variety of materials, from steel, cast iron and plastic to complex and specialized products used on projects ranging from pipelines and power plants to pharmaceutical and computer chip factories, and more. Ironworkers in New Mexico earn an average salary of $56,740 per year. 


HVACR Technicians

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) technicians spend their workdays installing, maintaining and repairing various indoor climate control systems. HVACR technicians work mostly in homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, or factories. Because HVACR systems have become increasingly complex, employers generally prefer applicants with postsecondary education or those who have completed an apprenticeship HVACR Technicians in New Mexico make an average salary of $44,650 per year. 

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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. Technical trade apprenticeships in New Mexico include:

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