Health Science

Where do medical technologies and human touch intersect? They meet within the Health Science career cluster, which is a New Mexico and national growth industry. As the proportion of Americans over age 65 grows and more people survive serious injuries and other health issues, the need for healthcare has increased. If you want to work in a cluster that has good job growth, this cluster may be for you. It is expected to include the greatest number of new jobs in New Mexico over the next 10 years and about one third of the state’s hot jobs.

Hospitals or doctors’ offices usually come to mind first when we think about healthcare workplaces, but home health care organizations and nursing homes also employ workers in this cluster. Some employees in this industry have 8 to 5 schedules, while others work less traditional shifts.

If you’re thinking about a healthcare career, many jobs require good math and science skills. Jobs in this industry include a wide variety of educational backgrounds, ranging from medical degrees to many jobs that require less than four years of college.