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Insurance, Healthcare and IT Job Growth in Albuquerque, New Mexico to 2020

Updated on December 27, 2012
Manzano Mountains outside of the city.
Manzano Mountains outside of the city. | Source

Insurance, Managed Care, and Healthcare

Albuquerque, New Mexico is ranks among the Top 25 Cities in America in which to operate a business venture and to find sustainable employment by Forbe's Magazine and US News and World Reports. US Federal Department of Labor Statistics bear out this information as fact. Thus, individuals contemplating a move or a career change may want to consider Albuquerque. Located in the Sun Belt of the United States, Albuquerque offers high-demand jobs in a number of occupational titles, all in the Healthcare Industry and Insurance.

The Top 10 Jobs in Albuquerque are:

  1. Medical and Physicians Assistants
  2. Physical and Occupational Therapists and Aides
  3. Respiratory therapist
  4. Dental Hygienists
  5. Pharmacists
  6. Emergency Medical Techs (EMT) and Paramedics
  7. Surgical Technologists
  8. Cardiovascular Technologists
  9. Radiation Therapists
  10. Registered Nurses (RNs)

Another high-demand occupation includes Home Health and Personal Aides.

Insurance companies offer financial products such as Retirement and Investment Accounts, along with and Managed Healthcare that provides for retirement and nursing home fees later in life. Because of growing business expansion and start-ups needing group health insurance and workers compensation and bolstered by the aging American population and retiring to New Mexico, Albuquerque is a hotbed of Healthcare and Insurance jobs. Insurance companies themselves, along with self-insured companies for workers compensation coverage, hire nurses, doctors, and techs; illustrating how these two vital industries overlap.

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Insurance and Healthcare IT Jobs Are Increasing to 2020

Insurance and Healthcare providers in this job market are in high demand of Information Technology (IT) professionals at all levels of experience. IT jobs will continue to increase further since the opening of New Mexico's Spaceport America in 2012 - 2013.

The highest-demand IT jobs related to these industries include:

  1. Computer Software Engineers - very high demand
  2. Network Systems/Data Communications Analysts
  3. Network and Systems Administrators
  4. Database Administrators - very important in both industries
  5. Computer and Information Systems Managers

10 Largest Employers in Alburquerque

  1. Kirtland Air Force Base (Largest employer in civilian jobs.)
  2. University of New Mexico
  3. Albuquerque Public Schools
  4. City of Albuquerque
  5. Sandia National Labs
  6. Kirtland Air Force Base (military)
  7. State of New Mexico
  8. Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  9. Intel
  10. Wal-Mart

Hospitals in Albuquerque

In order, by distance from the center of the city:

Nearby Military Health Centers

Universities and Colleges

Insurance Companies in Albuquerque

Insurance quotes and employment are available at many of the following companies:

Live Insurance and Investment:

  • American National Insurance Company Inc
  • Bankers Life & Casualty Co
  • Cure Inc
  • Dsquared Inc
  • Ed Annuity Svcs
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Sendalio D Garcia Insurance
  • The Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America
  • The Mony Group Inc
  • The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company
  • Thrivent Financial For Lutherans
  • United American Insurance Company
  • Woodmen Of The World Life Insurance Society (Inc)

Other large insurance Companies:

  • American Fidelity Assurance Company
  • Cigna Health Corporation
  • Delta Dental Plan of New Mexico Inc
  • EBC Mid-America
  • Express Scripts, Inc
  • Health Care Service Corporation, A Mutual Legal Reserve Company
  • Linton & Associates
  • Loveless Sandia Hospital
  • Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc
  • United Concordia Companies, Inc

Albuquerque Sports

University and College Level Teams

High School Team Sports

  • High School Internet Network

League Teams

  • New Mexico Scorpions (WPHL)

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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Yes indeed. A friend went to University of New Mexico and came to my state. I asked, how could you come to Ohio from such a beautiful place (sorry, ohio)? I think she was about to do graduate work at the university and move on. She was quite a colorfoul and interesting person, as is the state!

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      IĆ°unn 10 years ago

      New Mexico, as much of the southwest of the U.S. is, is stunning. I love that skyline on your top image. As always your hub is thorough and useful, but I admit to being a bit lost in the simple romance of the beauty of the region.