New Mexico Job Opportunities for Computer Science

Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Gadsden, Gallup, Grants, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe… What do these names have in common? They are all cities in one of the most diverse states in the United States. New Mexico is one the fastest growing and most eclectic states in the U.S., and as the state's population grows so does its demand for qualified workers in computer science fields.

New Mexico computer science schools

Amazingly, from the 1990 Census to the 2000 Census, New Mexico's population increased by about 20 percent and even more remarkable the number of telecom jobs in the state increased almost 95 percent doing a 10 –year span from 1993 to 2003. Sometimes, because we are so accustomed to reading statistics, numbers such as these don't really register with us. So stop for a moment and imagine how your options would improve if jobs within your career increased by 95 percent over 10 years.

In New Mexico, with an associate degree in computer science you open up a path that could lead to a position as a computer scientist, system analyst or database administrator. Many students who earn associate degrees continue their educations and get at least bachelor degrees in computer science. Some of these students will go on to complete master's degrees.

The associate degree hopefully signifies that students have learned how to develop computer applications, create databases, and design networks. These skills are in high demand as the population continues to grow in New Mexico. Many businesses and other organizations are employing more and more computer science graduates as they expand and keep abreast with technology. Even the smallest of businesses that a decade or two ago got by without a formally trained computer science employee are finding the need to hire at least one such person, and the number of such employees multiplies significantly depending on the size of the businesses.

As you can see, the demand for computer science degrees and the people who hold them is on the rise. So, the question is, how does this relate to salary? According to numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2004, the median income for computer scientists was $85,190, data administrators $60,650 and systems analysts $60,600. We use the 2004 numbers to illustrate the affect of 10 years of job growth and the value of employees at the end of that growth period in 2003. Degree programs under computer science include Computer Training, Information Technology, Programming, Web Development, Networking, Database Administration, Computer Science, Game Design, Software Engineering, and Web Design. Of course degrees such as a bachelor or master's of computer science should translate to higher salaries for the holders of those degrees.

New Mexico can be a great place to live because of its diversity in environment and in its inhabitants. The state is one of only three U.S. states in which the Anglo population accounts for less than half the overall population. The state is also a mix of terrains. There are vast desserts and towering mountain ranges that combine for spectacular views and numerous outdoor activities.

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