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Health Science in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in New Mexico

Each year, in the range of 0.0% of New Mexico graduates, graduate from Health Science degree programs.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the only accredited Health Science school in New Mexico. It is located in Las Cruces. Approximately 7 students graduated from Health Science programs at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, in 2010.


The tuition rate for students taking Health Science courses at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,400 per year.

A Health Science degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

Fitness and wellness coordinator, office manager, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, therapist, clinical social worker, mental health therapist, public health educator, physical therapy professor, dietitian, pediatrician, plastic surgeon, allergists and immunologist, physician assistant, registered nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, radiation therapist, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, certified registered nurse anesthetist, coder , health and safety manager, construction safety consultant, certified athletic trainer, occupational therapy assistant, rehabilitation aide, physical therapy assistant, physical therapy aide, certifed medical assistant, and medical secretary are the professions of choice for a majority of Health Science graduates in New Mexico. In 2010, there were 34,030 health science professional working in New Mexico, including 340 fitness and wellness coordinators, 1,390 office managers and 390 clinical research scientists. The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of health science professional are:

  1. Bernalillo County - 17,520 health science professionals
  2. Chaves County - 3,870 health science professionals
  3. Cibola County - 2,990 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 38,020 health science professionals will be working in New Mexico. This would require the number of health science professional to grow by 23%.


New Mexico health science professionals earn on average $60,199 per year. However, New Mexico health science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,250 per year to more than $164,910 per year in 2010. health science professional in the following New Mexico counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Santa Fe County - $68,357 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $67,704 per year
  3. Cibola County - $62,063 per year

The following counties in New Mexico have the lowest average salaries for health science professional:

  1. Catron County - $36,860 per year
  2. Los Alamos County - $45,220 per year
  3. Dona Ana County - $49,817 per year

The health science professionals with highest average salaries in New Mexico were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $206,060 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $169,150 per year
  3. Office Manager - $102,700 per year

On average the lowest paid health science professionals in New Mexico were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - per year
  2. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional health science statistics regarding a career in Health Science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or ultrasound technology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in New Mexico

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists n/a $93,630
Registered Nurses 13,780 $66,090 23.4%
Medical Assistants 4,260 $27,680 49.0%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,810 $42,410 49.6%
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,390 $102,700 -12.6%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,290 $32,070 8.4%
Medical Secretaries 1,140 $31,230 -36.7%
Healthcare Social Workers 1,040 $37,040 33.3%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,030 $68,390 -8.0%
Physical Therapists 960 $70,240 33.3%
Mental Health Counselors 950 $45,850 90.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 800 $60,690 81.8%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 730 $206,060 40.4%
Physician Assistants 630 $75,270 -35.1%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 550 $69,150 57.1%
Occupational Therapists 510 $70,560 -26.1%
Health Educators 490 $45,550 -22.2%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 390 $64,680 290.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 360 $39,580 33.3%
Education Administrators, All Other 340 $67,100 161.5%
Physical Therapist Aides 320 $26,260 77.8%
Pediatricians, General 220 $169,150 46.7%
Surgeons 220 n/a -8.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 190 $56,120 -44.1%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 170 $49,910 0.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 160 n/a 6.7%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 100 $53,540 66.7%
Radiation Therapists 90 $62,410 125.0%
Occupational Therapy Aides 80 $32,520
Athletic Trainers 30 $40,090 0.0%

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