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Georgetown Jobs Report Ranks NM 34th in U.S.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015   

SANTA FE, N.M. – Having a college education may be more important than ever before for job seekers in New Mexico and around the U.S.

A new report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 37 percent of the online job postings in New Mexico are for positions that require at least a four year college degree.

The report ranks New Mexico 34th in the nation, but Tony Carnevale, the center’s director and the report’s lead author, says the jobs picture in the state depends on location.

"New Mexico is a state that is not doing as well, but frankly, we know from our data that it depends on what parts of New Mexico you're talking about," he points out.

Carnevale says the research involved analyzing more than 21,000 online job ads in the state, and several million across the country, to see which career fields are the most promising by state.

He adds in New Mexico, most college level job listings are for registered nurses and medical health services managers.

Carnevale stresses the report underscores the need to go to college to get a good job, but also to get a degree that is directly related to the field of work.

"The texture of what employers are looking for is changing, in the sense that they're much more focused on specialization and degree specialization,” he explains. “They care what you majored in college, as much as they care whether or not you went."

And the report says jobs in engineering and health care fields figured prominently in online ads across the country.





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