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Most healthcare careers in New Mexico are seeing tremendous growth across the board but few are seeing the growth that those wanting to become a home health aide in New Mexico are seeing. We get in to the details about that below and we show what the steps are to get started on the career path to success in New Mexico as an HHA are. If you live in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Farmington and Roswell, you will be enjoying most of the overall growth and demand for the jobs in New Mexico.

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How to Become a Home Health Aide in New Mexico

The Home Health Aide’s everyday responsibilities really focus on basic patient care and we get in to the details about that here at this link. If you want to hear more about getting in to the great career of home health aide work, see below and enjoy our great resource.

What’s the Next Step for Home Health Aide training in New Mexico?

In the section below we take an in-depth look at the required steps for becoming a Home Health Aide in the State of New Mexico.

Step 1 – Graduate from high school or earn your G.E.D.

All candidates must have their HS diploma or GED to be eligible to start HHA training in the state of New Mexico.

Step 2: Enroll in a New Mexico-accredited Home Health Aide training class

Anyone who wants to become an HHA should know that all employers who accept Medicare or Medicaid from their customers are required to employ certified individuals. That makes getting certified very important in New Mexico for home health aides.

Accredited Home Health Aide Training in New Mexico

Below are the approved home health aide courses in New Mexico.

Central New Mexico Community College 525 Buena Vista SE Albuquerque NM 87106 505-224-3000 Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus 280 La Entrada Los Lunas NM 87031-7633 505-925-8500 Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus 4000 University Dr Los Alamos NM 87544 505-662-5919 Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave Santa Fe NM 87508-4887 505-428-1000 Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus 52 University Blvd Roswell NM 88202-6000 575-624-7000 Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Las Cruces NM 88011 575-528-7000 Health Aide

Step 3: Finish your NM HHA program and mandated hands-on training

Once you pass your New Mexico accredited Home Health Aide training you will have to train for 75 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours before becoming qualified for taking the New Mexico HHA certification exam.

Step 4: Pass the New Mexico HHA certification examination

The home care aide certification exam is given in two sections (written and clinical). To see more about the exam itself, see our resource here.

Outlook for HHA salary in New Mexico

There is a high state-wide demand for Home Health Aides in New Mexico with forecasting a 40% increase in the state of New Mexico through the year 2026. The following is a much deeper break down of HHA salary in New Mexico by area in New Mexico. The growth of the career will be felt most in cities like Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Farmington and Roswell.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$8.65$10.87$14.72
New MexicoHourly$8.21$10.44$17.04
Albuquerque, NM MSAHourly$8.92$11.22$17.70
Santa Fe, NM MSAHourly$8.38$10.95$17.10
North and West Central New Mexico BOSHourly$8.25$9.56$15.23
Southwestern New Mexico BOSHourly$7.90$8.87$14.96
Eastern New Mexico BOSHourly$7.90$8.81$11.18
Las Cruces, NM MSAHourly$7.87$8.64$9.42

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