More than 3,100 people are employed in health and social service-related jobs in Sandoval County. The NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions projects the sector will be the #1 in job growth in the Albuquerque metro area at least through 2026. Supporting the physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists are teams of allied health workers — from medical assistants to radiation therapists and nuclear medicine technologists to occupational therapist assistants.
A two-year associate degree usually qualifies for entry into the allied health field while advanced degrees and certifications are required as workers move up the career ladder. There are over 100 such allied health positions to choose from.
The Collaborative works with local schools to offer career fairs and other events that raise awareness of these careers and their entrance requirements.