What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

100,800

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,039

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,090 $102,100 17.7%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 390 $70,010 12.8%
Chiropractors 130 $67,030 7.7%
Dentists, General 980 $153,010 13.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 390 $53,860 12.8%
Pharmacists 1,860 $127,610 4.3%
Anesthesiologists 110 $0 9.1%
Family and General Practitioners 910 $165,060 8.8%
Internists, General 250 $208,000 8%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 140 $208,000 14.3%
Pediatricians, General 140 $187,290 7.1%
Surgeons 260 $208,000 3.8%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,850 $208,000 5.4%
Physician Assistants 760 $112,330 27.6%
Podiatrists 60 $106,030 16.7%
Occupational Therapists 730 $79,590 17.8%
Physical Therapists 1,460 $93,250 24%
Radiation Therapists 40 $84,730 25%
Recreational Therapists 120 $35,800 0%
Respiratory Therapists 870 $57,850 21.8%
Speech-Language Pathologists 960 $72,100 12.5%
Therapists, All Other 280 $80,510 10.7%
Veterinarians 480 $94,060 16.7%
Registered Nurses 17,740 $71,310 12.9%
Nurse Practitioners 910 $109,970 30.8%
Dental Hygienists 1,200 $76,300 14.2%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 350 $57,640 8.6%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 540 $66,530 24.1%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 130 $75,800 15.4%
Radiologic Technologists 1,400 $57,720 9.3%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 230 $71,180 17.4%
Dietetic Technicians 110 $20,680 9.1%
Pharmacy Technicians 2,620 $33,760 7.6%
Psychiatric Technicians 1,380 $26,100 1.4%
Surgical Technologists 470 $42,380 6.4%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 760 $33,640 18.4%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 180 $33,380 11.1%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,190 $47,740 8.7%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,460 $35,280 11%
Opticians, Dispensing 300 $29,880 13.3%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 630 $62,130 15.9%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 460 $48,790 10.9%
Home Health Aides 8,280 $22,020 36.6%
Nursing Assistants 7,380 $27,890 9.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 420 $47,870 21.4%
Physical Therapist Aides 220 $28,220 22.7%
Dental Assistants 2,540 $34,160 13.8%
Medical Assistants 4,630 $30,050 22%
Medical Equipment Preparers 170 $35,580 11.8%
Medical Transcriptionists 240 $36,610 0%
Pharmacy Aides 100 $30,450 -10%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 540 $23,130 18.5%
Phlebotomists 770 $28,080 23.4%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 930 $39,600 9.7%
Medical Secretaries 4,170 $31,150 16.3%
Nurse Midwives 100 $105,500 10%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 300 $62,230 10%
Dentists, All Other Specialists 60 $155,710 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (New Mexico) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 47
New Mexico Phlebotomy Technician Certification Supply meets demand 0 4
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification Moderately Undersupplied 5 0
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 25 0
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 264 0
Certified Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 1,315 0
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 538 0
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification Supply meets demand 3 0
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification Very Undersupplied 41 0
Dental Assistant License Very Undersupplied 1,210 0
EMT / Paramedic License License Very Undersupplied 485 0
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 190 0
Licensed Practical Nurse License Very Undersupplied 2,185 0
Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 265 0
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 162 0
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License Very Undersupplied 20,275 0
Radiation Health and Safety Exam Certification Supply meets demand 2 0
Radiation and Radiographer License License Very Undersupplied 791 0