Healthcare Career Pathways Information

Career Pathway

Career pathways show you how to connect your educational choices – Career and Technical Education, Career Certifications, Two-Year Degrees, Four-Year Degrees and beyond – to work-based learning as you prepare for a host of careers in these 21st Century Industries. The pathways work both horizontally and vertically, showing you how far you need to go in your education and hands-on learning to be ready for the careers you want.

What Did We Learn Directly from Employers about the Careers at Mountainview Regional Medical Center, Memorial Medical Center, Mesilla Valley Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, and Warren & Law Dental, LLC?

If you want to become part of amazing careers in healthcare, following is more about the needed skills, degrees, and previous work experience that they are looking for. For a full report, click here.

These employers indicated that they hire people to fulfill a host of different roles in their organization. Of the 3,275 people employed by just five of our county’s 1,000 healthcare employers, their workforce breaks down nearly in half between licensed and non-licensed professionals and staff:

  • 954 Licensed Medical Professionals
  • 679 Clinical Support Staff
  • 230 Administrative and Support Staff

This industry pays wages above and just below our county’s median average:

Most Requested Degrees

Bachelor Degrees:

  • Nursing (by far the most requested)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Business Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Technologist

Associate Degrees:

  • Nursing (by far the most requested)
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Radiology
  • Insurance Billing Coordinator
  • Medical Lab Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist

Most Requested Trades and Certificates

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Radiology Certification
  • Bookkeeping Skills
  • Phlebotomy
  • Insurance Billing Experience
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Operating Room Tech
  • Chairside Experience

Most Requested Experiences (No Degree Required)

  • Patient Care Tech
  • Receptionist
  • Admissions Representative
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Front Office Clerical Staff
  • Environmental Services
  • Cook/Dietary
  • Housekeeper
  • Admissions Clerk

Now that you know what you need, you can start your roadmap with the education and training providers to help you reach your career destination. Check out your roadmap here.