These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In New Mexico For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 7 months ago
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When we normally think of New Mexico things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within New Mexico.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the New Mexico job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Land Of Enchantment for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the New Mexico job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Architecture And Engineering, as the best industry in New Mexico.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

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Detailed List Of The Best Industries In New Mexico

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $90,030 21,250
2 Life, Physical, And Social Science $81,750 10,770
3 Education, Training, And Library $50,690 52,400
4 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $77,450 47,240
5 Management $93,310 39,030
6 Community And Social Service $43,520 13,430
7 Office And Administrative Support $34,050 123,090
8 Computer And Mathematical $77,460 15,350
9 Business And Financial Operations $63,330 35,350
10 Legal $73,730 5,760
11 Construction And Extraction $41,780 49,240
12 Personal Care And Service $22,580 39,530
13 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $50,170 8,860
14 Protective Service $41,210 25,030
15 Production And Manufactoring $38,030 25,510
16 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $43,490 32,980
17 Healthcare Support $28,110 25,900
18 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $25,120 2,810
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $21,470 81,720
20 Transportation $35,880 44,560
21 Sales $32,430 78,950
22 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $23,740 26,670

Summing up the best industries in New Mexico

There you have it; Architecture And Engineering is the best industry to be in if you live around New Mexico.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Industry ranks as the worst in New Mexico mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.