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Trade Schools in New Mexico

Whether you’re looking for your first serious job, or are interested in changing professions, trade schools in New Mexico offer the education you need through a variety of online and campus-based programs across the state. Many certification and diploma courses can be completed in a matter of months, and will qualify you for entry-level positions with some of the region’s top employers.

To find out more about vocational schools in New Mexico, where the best employment opportunities will be in the future, and much, much more, please take advantage of this free informational resource.

The Future of Jobs in New Mexico

With the state’s job market traditionally reliant upon oil and gas production, healthcare and tourism, it should come as no surprise that these industries should experience the greatest growth through 2020. As a matter of fact, according to New Mexico Workforce Connection data, eight of the 10 top growth positions in the state can be found in these industries.

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Trade Schools in NM

Guide to Trade Schools in NM

The National Center for Education Statistics recognized 22 trade schools in New Mexico at the beginning of the 2014 school year. In the table below, you’ll find a link to each school’s website and basic program information.

Name Address
Anamarc College-Santa Teresa 2660 Airport Rd Ste 780, Santa Teresa, New Mexico 88008
Aveda Institute-New Mexico 1816 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104-1160
Brookline College-Albuquerque 4201 Central Ave NW-Ste J, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque 10500 Cooper Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123
Carrington College-Albuquerque 1001 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107-1642
Computer Career Center-Las Cruces 850 N Telshor, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011
De Wolff College Hair Styling and Cosmetology 1500 Eubank N E, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-4413
ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque 5100 Masthead N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Massage Therapy Trainining Institute 2701 W Picacho Ave Ste 4, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
National American University-Albuquerque 4775 Indian School Road NE Suite 200, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110-3976
National American University-Albuquerque West 10131 Coors Boulevard North West Suite I-01, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114-0000
Olympian University of Cosmetology 1011 E 10th St Ste B, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310-5051
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque 4400 Cutler Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West 8601 Golf Course Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7634
Southwest Acupuncture College-Albuquerque 7801 Academy NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Southwest Acupuncture College-Santa Fe 1622 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque 5000 Marble NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque 2122 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute 3410 Aztec Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107-4403
University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus 5700 Pasadena NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570
Vogue College of Cosmetology-Santa Fe 1601 St Michael’s Dr Ste A, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7708

Employment & Salary Outlook

New Mexico’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The 10 fastest-growing professions in the State of New Mexico (among professions experiencing a net growth of 750 new jobs by 2020) are profiled in the list below. Click on any of the featured positions to watch a brief career profile video and view projected employment statistics for the state.

Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from an accredited program.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $22,200

2010 Employment: 8,230

2020 Employment: 13,180

Pct Change: 60%

 

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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $18,600

2010 Employment: 17,780

2020 Employment: 27,190

Pct Change: 53%

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Coaches and Scouts

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $25,200

2010 Employment: 1,050

2020 Employment: 1,530

Pct Change: 46%

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Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Minimum Education: Less than high school with apprenticeship.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $36,000

2010 Employment: 2,930

2020 Employment: 4,110

Pct Change: 40%

 

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Training and Development Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $50,600

2010 Employment: 1,290

2020 Employment: 1,720

Pct Change: 33%

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Software Developers, Systems Software

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $94,200

2010 Employment: 1,880

2020 Employment: 2,500

Pct Change: 33%

 

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Combined Food Preparation and Servers

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $18,100

2010 Employment: 13,490

2020 Employment: 17,820

Pct Change: 32%

 

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Physical Therapists

Minimum Education: Doctoral or professional degree.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $82,800

2010 Employment: 1,080

2020 Employment: 1,430

Pct Change: 32%

 

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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $29,500

2010 Employment: 1,260

2020 Employment: 1,650

Pct Change: 31%

 

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Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas and Mining

Minimum Education: Less than high school and an apprenticeship.

Median Salary in NM (2012): $49,900

2010 Employment: 1,650

2020 Employment: 2,160

Pct Change: 31%

 

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Source: New Mexico Department of Labor

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