The concentration of counselors in New Mexico is the highest in the country, meaning that finding a counseling position is relatively painless compared to other states. The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ranks New Mexico as the top state in the country for general counseling positions, or jobs that require ccounselors to work with individuals, groups, or families, developing therapeutic treatment and action plans.
Nationally, the projected job growth rate for counselors is faster than the average growth rate for all other jobs, according to the BLS. Two main reasons for this projected job growth are an emphasis on holistic health practices, and the development of preventive practices and programs. Counselors are integral professionals for managing mind and body health issues, and in teaching healthy behaviors and choices that avoid mental health issues, and stop them from reoccurring. State and national leaders, and policymakers acknowledge the impact of emotional disorders on the productivity and well being of communities, and for that reason, New Mexico’s employers have taken the lead in employing counselors in many industries.
To enter the counseling field, and through your work impact individuals, families and communities, request information from the schools listed below.