State Profile: New Mexico

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 788 25.6 38.7 NA NA
Counselors 1,800 19.2 88.3 8 0.4
Dental Assistants 1,741 16.3 85.4 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 969 27.5 47.6 49 2.4
Dentists 702 23.7 34.4 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 1,531 15.2 75.1 142 6.9
Dietitians and Nutritionists NR NR NR NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,168 18.3 57.3 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 3,053 14.8 149.8 131 6.4
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 2,555 13.9 125.4 93 4.5
Massage Therapists 1,002 19.8 49.2 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 2,658 12.7 130.4 33 1.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 3,582 11.5 175.8 2 0.10
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 5,394 10.2 264.7 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 885 22.0 43.4 135 6.6
Medical Secretaries 2,981 11.5 146.3 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 152 NA 7.4 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 719 NA 34.9 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 222 NA 10.8 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 13,950 6.7 684.6 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 752 17.6 36.9 22 1.1
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 13,858 6.6 680.0 NP NP
Pharmacists 1,435 211 70.4 93 4.5
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 498 29.3 24.4 NP NP
Physical Therapists 922 23.3 45.2 20 1.0
Physician Assistants NR NR NR 14 0.7
Physicians 5,022 10.0 246.4 77 3.7
Psychologists 1,057 20.0 51.9 89 4.3
Registered Nurses 15,701 4.9 770.5 1,101 53.5
Respiratory Therapists 930 24.5 45.6 35 1.7
Social Workers 2,785 11.0 136.7 384 18.6
Speech-Language Pathologists 838 21.0 41.1 63 3.1
Veterinarians 872 22.5 42.8 NA NA

aHealth Workforce data are from Special Tabulations of the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, 2008-2010
bGraduate data are from Special Tabulations of the National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2009-2010 Data. Degree award levels included in the count of graduates are specified in Part 5 of the U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook – Technical Documentation.
c% RSE (Percent Relative Standard Error) = ((Estimate/Standard Error)*100); Lower % RSEs (i.e. proportionately lower standard errors) indicate greater precision. %RSEs between 20 and 30 percent should be used with caution
dAdvanced Practice Nursing Workforce data are from the following source(s): Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists data are from the Area Resource File 2011-2012 Access Database, tabulations of data from the National Provider Identification File and Nurse-Midwives data are from the Area Resource File 2011-2012 AccessDatabase, tabulations of data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
NA: Data are not available for the selected state and occupation.
NR: Data not reported at the state-level because the RSE ≥ 30%; estimate does not meet standards of reliability
NP: Graduate data is not presented because there is no clear educational pathway for this occupation

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2016