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Career and Education Opportunities for Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers in New Mexico

New Mexico has a population of 2,009,671, which has grown by 10.48% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "The Land of Enchantment," its capital is Santa Fe, though its biggest city is Albuquerque.

In general, animal husbandry and animal care workers directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

Income for animal husbandry and animal care workers is about $15 hourly or $32,760 per year on average in New Mexico. Nationally, their income is about $19 per hour or $39,750 yearly. Incomes for animal husbandry and animal care workers are the same as in the overall category of Farm and Forestry Management in New Mexico, and the same as the overall Farm and Forestry Management category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 1,117,433 jobs in New Mexico. The average annual income was $33,389 in 2008, up from $32,093 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in New Mexico was 7.2% in 2009, which has grown by 2.7% since the previous year. About 23.5% of New Mexico residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in New Mexico include casinos (except casino hotels), other nonmetallic mineral mining, and all other miscellaneous ambulatory health care services. Notable tourist attractions include the Albuquerque Museum Gift Shop, the Hispanic Cultural Foundation, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

CITIES WITH Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Worker OPPORTUNITIES IN New Mexico


JOB DESCRIPTION: Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Worker

In general, animal husbandry and animal care workers directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

Every day, animal husbandry and animal care workers are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.

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LOCATION INFORMATION: New Mexico

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New Mexico has a population of 2,009,671, which has grown by 10.48% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "The Land of Enchantment," its capital is Santa Fe, though its largest city is Albuquerque. In 2008, there were a total of 1,117,433 jobs in New Mexico. The average annual income was $33,389 in 2008, up from $32,093 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in New Mexico was 7.2% in 2009, which has grown by 2.7% since the previous year. About 23.5% of New Mexico residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in New Mexico include casinos (except casino hotels), other nonmetallic mineral mining, and all other miscellaneous ambulatory health care services. Notable tourist destinations include the Albuquerque City Government, the Flowers by ZACH, and the Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop.