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Health Science Schools In New Mexico

Health Science classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited health science school in New Mexico. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in health science in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses health science training at the health science bachelors degree level.


  1. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

    2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Health Science Employment

New Mexico 40,080
National 7,588,750

Of all of the health science professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of New Mexico.

Employment Growth for Health science professionals In New Mexico

35,330 33,920 36,700 36,360 34,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Health Science is a shrinking field in New Mexico. In 2010 there were 1,300 less health science professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of health science professionals has shrunk by 4%. This decline is slower than the change in the number of health science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of health science professionals has shrunk by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Health Science VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$55,794 $62,212 $63,919 $61,956 $60,199
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Health Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of health science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to health science professionals are increasing in New Mexico. The mean salary for health science professionals in 2006 was $55,794 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $60,199 per year.

Salary percentiles for Health science professionals in New Mexico

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This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of health science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid health science professionals earning 91% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Mexico state.

Average Salaries for Health science professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Health Information
Health Information Management
Health Science
X Ray Technician

In New Mexico, health science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Health Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico


As the number of health science professionals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited health science school in New Mexico state is decreasing. In 2006, 11 students graduated from health science courses in New Mexico. And in 2010, 7 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of health science school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 36%. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in health science.

Health Science Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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