There are schools offering allied health degrees in New Mexico!
Schools Offering Allied Health Programs in New Mexico
Each year, roughly 5.0% of New Mexico students graduate with certificates in allied health. Thus, New Mexico's 26 allied health schools put out approximately 2,402 allied health professionals each year.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a allied health program. It is located in Las Cruces. In 2010, New Mexico State University-Main Campus graduated no students from its allied health program. Tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,400 per year.
University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a allied health program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 117 students graduated from University of New Mexico-Main Campus allied health program. Students at University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid $5,506 per year in tuition fees.
Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a allied health program. It is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 547 students from its allied health programs. Students at Pima Medical Institute paid $0 per year in tuition fees.
If you are hoping to attend one of New Mexico's allied health schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,722 per year, though tuition can range from $12,403 per year to $764 per year. The New Mexico allied health schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- National American University-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $12,403 per year
- National American University-Rio Rancho - located in Rio Rancho, students are charged $12,403 per year
- University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year
The allied health schools in New Mexico that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso - located in Ruidoso, students are charged $764 per year
- Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
- Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year
An allied health certificate from a New Mexico school... what next?
allied health graduates in New Mexico can go into a variety of professions such as home health aide, nursing assistant, psychiatric aide, occupational therapy assistant, and occupational therapy aide. New Mexico had 23,570 allied health professionals in 2010. 4,260 of these allied health professionals were certifed medical assistants, 8,100 were home health aides, and 6,950 were nursing assistants. The largest populations of New Mexico allied health professional are working in the following counties:
- Bernalillo County - 11,590 allied health professionals
- Chaves County - 3,820 allied health professionals
- Cibola County - 2,620 allied health professionals
The government projects that, by 2018, the number of allied health professionals in the state of New Mexico will grow to 33,020. This would require a 22% growth in the field.
On average, allied health professionals earn a salary of $31,614 per year in New Mexico state. However, this number is only an average. Allied health professional in New Mexico had varying salaries from $15,950 to $69,610 per year in 2010. On average allied health professional earn the most in the following New Mexico counties:
- Bernalillo County - $33,345 per year
- Santa Fe County - $31,238 per year
- San Juan County - $29,396 per year
The following counties in New Mexico have the lowest average salaries for allied health professional:
- Catron County - $25,063 per year
- Los Alamos County - $25,210 per year
- Cibola County - $25,255 per year
On average, the highest paid allied health professionals in New Mexico were:
- Occupational Therapy Assistant - $49,910 per year
- Massage Therapist - $43,650 per year
- Physical Therapist Assistant - $39,580 per year
The allied health professionals with lowest average salaries in New Mexico were:
- Nursing Assistant - $24,600 per year
- Home Health Aide - $19,240 per year
For more data regarding a career in allied health in New Mexico and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse anesthetist or nurse assisting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Allied Health in New Mexico
- Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health in New Mexico
- Master's Degree in Allied Health in New Mexico
- Certificate in Allied Health in New Mexico
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Home Health Aides||8,100||$19,240||90.6%|
|Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants||6,950||$24,600||-1.1%|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||360||$39,580||33.3%|
|Physical Therapist Aides||320||$26,260||77.8%|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||170||$49,910||0.0%|
|Medical Equipment Preparers||100||$32,540||42.9%|
|Occupational Therapy Aides||80||$32,520|
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