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Transform Your Future at Central New Mexico Community College

CNM gives you the opportunity to start a great new career. All for just a fraction of the cost of other colleges.

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Transform Your Future

  • Academic advisement can help set you on the right track to transform.
  • Experienced faculty will help you build the skills you'll need.
  • Classes are offered at campuses across Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and even online.
  • Job Connection Services can help you get hired.

Occupational Outlook for CNM Graduates

OccupationUS Median Hourly Wage*NM Median Hourly Wage*NM Median Annual Salary**Regional Jobs (2013)Regional Jobs Projection (2023)
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $32.42 $32.74 $68,361.12 282 382
Registered Nurses $31.57 $31.72 $66,231.36 14,709 16,725
Engineering Technicians $30.40 $27.35 $57,106.80 841 831
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $25.85 $26.67 $55,686.96 838 828
Respiratory Therapists $25.75 $25.71 $53,682.48 636 701
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $19.04 $19.12 $39,922.56 927 959
Paralegals and Legal Assistants $19.63 $19.05 $39,776.40 1,648 1,810
Surgical Technologists $18.86 $18.85 $39,358.80 464 577
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $21.26 $18.54 $38,711.52 1,204 1,147
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $17.94 $17.67 $36,894.96 9,196 10,440

* Actual earnings will vary based on area of specialization, experience, economic fluctuations, and other factors.
** Based on full time employment (2088 hours per year).

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