These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In New Mexico In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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New Mexico is, and has been since its founding, a state in change. We’re growing, we’re progressing, we’re constantly on the move, it seems, financially, industrially, technologically, and of course, in the work force.

Some jobs that were popular fifty or sixty years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in fifty or sixty years — we may not even be able to guess.

But today, what we can guess are which jobs are going to be the most beneficial in one year, or even a few. Because we’ve crunched the data, and we’ve come up with a list of the fastest growing jobs in New Mexico.

Here are the top 10 fastest growing jobs in New Mexico, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:

  1. Personal Care Assistant
  2. Home Health Aid
  3. Physical Therapist
  4. Nurse Practitioner
  5. Speech-Language Pathology Internship
  6. Child Care Provider
  7. Preschool Teacher
  8. Medical Technologist
  9. Massage Therapist
  10. Crew Member

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that personal care aideses and home health aideses would be so in demand?

Not only does this mean we’re progressing in some important areas, but it also means you might just be able to snag yourself a more secure job.

We’ll get to the details of said jobs in a moment. First, here’s how we came up with this list.

How we determined the fastest growing jobs in New Mexico in 2017

Every couple of years each state’s Department of Labor works in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile projections for job growth by occupation. The government last completed this research in 2014 with projections going out until 2024.

Because this is America and the government never makes it easy, we had to gather the data from all the states individually to develop a master database.

We then identified the occupations in New Mexico that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024 so that the jobs will still be relevant. This left us with data for 163 occupations in New Mexico.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 163.

At the end of the day, the data showed that personal care aideses will be the fastest growing job in New Mexico.

Why the fastest growing jobs in New Mexico matter

Sure, it’s certainly interesting to see what sort of trends jobs will take over the next decade, because jobs are a great way to see what direction New Mexico is heading.

But aside from being merely ‘interesting,’ it’s also good to note which jobs will be more secure, and more readily available now and in the coming years. If you’re looking for something that will last–take a look at this list.

From personal care aideses to home health aideses, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

And now, here’s a look at the 100 fastest growing jobs in the Land Of Enchantment for 2017.

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In New Mexico

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Personal Care Assistant 142.3% $20,020 30,560
2 Home Health Aid 140.2% $23,480 7,740
3 Physical Therapist 133.1% $89,230 1,650
4 Nurse Practitioner 131.5% $104,580 1,210
5 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 125.2% $76,130 1,340
6 Child Care Provider 123.2% $20,660 5,520
7 Preschool Teacher 122.9% $31,500 2,200
8 Medical Technologist 121.6% $53,000 1,240
9 Massage Therapist 121.2% $41,590 1,200
10 Crew Member 121.1% $18,690 22,970
11 Industrial Mechanic 120.8% $53,890 2,150
12 Mental Health Counselor 118.9% $41,910 1,320
13 Assistant Manager 118.7% $28,840 7,550
14 Emergency Medical Technician 118.4% $34,250 1,800
15 Supervisor 117.8% $35,240 2,580
16 Medical Assistant 117.1% $29,070 5,620
17 Marketing Internship 117.0% $56,070 1,100
18 Business Analyst 117.0% $78,690 1,310
19 Registered Nurse 117.0% $68,670 19,100
20 Bartender 115.9% $23,600 3,210
21 Pharmacy Technician Internship 115.8% $31,910 2,860
22 Clinical Psychology Internship 115.6% $71,200 1,480
23 Front Desk Clerk 115.4% $20,680 3,080
24 Medical Receptionist 115.2% $32,580 4,240
25 Medical Director 114.9% $114,470 2,550
26 Insurance Agent 114.8% $50,430 2,090
27 Hostess 114.0% $19,590 2,930
28 Dental Assistant 113.7% $33,830 2,660
29 Food Preparer 113.6% $21,200 5,500
30 Baker 113.6% $24,700 1,340
31 Dental Hygienist 113.5% $91,080 1,260
32 Helper 113.3% $29,970 1,110
33 Social Worker 113.2% $42,870 1,970
34 Taxi Driver 113.2% $23,960 1,630
35 Medical Records Clerk 112.7% $35,870 1,600
36 Volunteer 112.4% $33,060 3,260
37 Hvac Technician 112.4% $41,710 1,270
38 Internship 112.3% $53,770 1,730
39 Software Developer 112.0% $86,260 1,490
40 Program Manager 112.0% $61,380 1,310
41 Electrician 111.8% $50,250 4,250
42 Food Runner 111.7% $19,020 1,720
43 Ride Operator 111.7% $22,580 1,340
44 Server 111.7% $21,360 18,200
45 Information Technology Manager 111.7% $106,920 1,150
46 Insurance Processor 111.1% $33,190 1,000
47 Fitness Trainer 111.0% $40,860 1,610
48 Billing Specialist 110.6% $34,960 1,990
49 Mechanic 109.8% $42,860 2,120
50 Barista 109.7% $18,940 2,480
51 Pharmacist 109.2% $120,340 1,890
52 Animal Care Technician 109.2% $25,350 1,430
53 Certified Nursing Assistant 109.0% $27,280 7,640
54 Loan Processor 108.9% $30,520 1,340
55 Housekeeper 108.8% $20,050 9,360
56 Recreation Leader 108.8% $22,570 2,470
57 Computer Technician 108.8% $43,750 3,220
58 Environmental Scientist 108.7% $85,880 1,130
59 Management Consultant 108.6% $75,230 3,420
60 Engineer 108.3% $103,230 3,670
61 Physicist 108.2% $144,920 1,060
62 Stylist 107.9% $26,450 2,040
63 Cement Mason 107.9% $38,040 1,360
64 Office Manager 107.9% $51,030 10,910
65 Loan Officer 107.9% $58,070 1,510
66 Roofer 107.8% $31,240 1,100
67 Finance Manager 107.7% $94,390 2,250
68 Accountant 107.5% $65,220 7,700
69 Notary Public 107.4% $36,510 1,310
70 Radiologic Technician 107.0% $58,170 1,370
71 General Manager 107.0% $96,630 16,620
72 Customer Service Representative 106.9% $31,740 14,730
73 Network Administrator 106.8% $73,450 1,880
74 Plumber 106.7% $44,050 2,530
75 Retail Sales Consultant 106.7% $27,400 30,520
76 Mechanical Engineer 106.7% $108,140 1,120
77 Software Engineer 106.6% $103,640 1,780
78 Batch Maker 106.5% $28,110 1,150
79 Trainer 106.4% $53,810 1,670
80 Licensed Practical Nurse 106.3% $47,770 2,350
81 Detailer 106.3% $21,820 2,190
82 Delivery Driver 106.3% $33,050 6,590
83 Forklift Operator 106.2% $34,970 1,030
84 Claims Adjuster 106.2% $59,280 1,030
85 Maintenance Technician 106.2% $35,300 8,400
86 Cook 106.0% $24,090 3,550
87 Business Consultant 106.0% $66,000 8,000
88 Janitor 105.7% $23,080 13,290
89 Construction Worker 105.7% $29,750 14,410
90 Receptionist 105.7% $26,390 6,710
91 Housekeeper Supervisor 105.7% $35,680 1,870
92 Network Technician 105.4% $57,020 1,180
93 Driver 105.1% $23,320 2,460
94 Project Manager 105.1% $79,760 1,030
95 Painter 105.1% $32,960 2,270
96 Sales Representative 105.0% $48,240 2,520
97 Foreman 104.6% $61,660 7,020
98 Material Handler 104.6% $27,220 9,170
99 Table Games Dealer 104.6% $17,890 1,150
100 Bus Driver 104.4% $23,270 2,840

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