Check out what careers are booming and the training

We have seen the headlines of people leaving their jobs. Early retirement, shift in business related to the effects of COVID-19, child care challenges, living off savings and benefits, desire for a different career or other reasons. Employers are trying to attract employees with sign-on bonuses, increased wages, benefits and workplace enhancements.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “the number of quits increased in November to a series high 4.5 million (+370,000). The quits rate increased to 3%, matching the series high in September.”

Information from the N.M. Department of Workforce Solutions shows New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2% in November 2021. In November, New Mexico’s labor force continued its trend of over-the-month decreases to 951,526 due to workers dropping out of the labor force.

This means there are job opportunities. Thinking about a new career but not sure where to start? N.M. Workforce Solutions has a website that identifies in-demand industries with resources to help job seekers and businesses. The information provided here is from the website. Go to the website to find more information on the jobs available, training and education needed/available to enter the field and be successful, and financial resources for the training and education.

In-demand industries

Health care

No surprise here; we read about the need for health care workers daily. This industry is expected to include the greatest number of new jobs in New Mexico over the next 10 years. Health care workplaces include hospitals, doctors’ offices, home health care organizations and nursing homes. If you are thinking about a health care career, many jobs require good math and science skills. Jobs in this industry include a wide variety of educational backgrounds, ranging from medical degrees to jobs that require less than four years of college. Apprenticeships are available for medical coder and registered nurse resident.

Hospitality and leisure

As the second-largest industry in New Mexico, the opportunities are numerous – from front-of-house to back-of-house occupations to entry-level and managerial openings for any type of…