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Dental: Career and Education Opportunities in New Mexico

Dental: Dentists work to prevent and repair problems related to our teeth and gums. They fix problems when they arise but also strive to help prevent them before they occur.

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.


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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienists clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. Dental Hygienists need to actively seek out need information and learn from it. They also need to read and understand what has been read.