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Public Health Schools In New Mexico

In New Mexico, there are 2 accredited schools where public health classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public health in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses public health training at the following levels:


  1. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. 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 Public Health Employment

New Mexico 2,920
National 484,220

Approximately 1% of the country's public health professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In New Mexico

3,190 2,810 3,370 3,040 2,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, public health is a shrinking field. In New Mexico, 270 less public health professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of public health professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$51,473 $52,093 $53,100 $57,687 $61,763
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to public health professionals are growing in New Mexico. The mean salary for public health professionals in 2006 was $51,473 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $61,763 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in New Mexico

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 17% growth in public health professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public health professionals earning 200% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Mexico state.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In New Mexico, public health professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of public health professionals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited public health schools in New Mexico state is increasing. In New Mexico, there were 64 graduates in 2006. And there were 66 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 3% percent increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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