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Top Job Opportunity: Physical Therapist in New Mexico

If you’ve never been to New Mexico and have a hankering to get there before the real heat of summer arrives, check out our top job for a physical therapist to work in New Mexico. (Contact us to learn what New Mexico city this assignment is located in.)

In order to qualify for this position, you must have graduated from an accredited school and have a current New Mexico license as a registered PT (we can help you get the New Mexico license). You should have worked in a professional capacity as a PT for at least one or two years (two years are preferable). Your CPR certification also must be current.

Enough about the requirements for the job; let’s talk about New Mexico!

If you’re tired of crowds, New Mexico could definitely be the place for you: with a population of about 2,085,000 in a bit more than 121,000 square miles, it’s the sixth least-densely populated state in the country.

And, even though it’s located between Arizona and Texas (often thought of being predominately desert states), New Mexico actually is considered to be a part of the Mountain States.

New Mexico’s geography will take you from the aforementioned deserts (that are broken up by mesas) to snow-capped mountains such as Wheeler Peak (more than 13,000 feet above sea level). You can enjoy heavily forested mountains, especially in its northern area. In fact, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (which is where Wheeler Peak is located) are part of the southernmost area of the Rocky Mountains and run in a rough north-south pattern along the east side of the Rio Grande river in the state’s northern area.

You’ll be able to enjoy six (count ‘em!) national parks in New Mexico, including Carson National Forest, Gila National Forest, Cibola National Forest (with its headquarters in Albuquerque), and more.

If possible, while on assignment you’ll want to visit the famous Carlsbad Caverns, Aztec Ruins National Monument, the fabulous sand dunes of White Sands National Monument, the Rio Grande Gorge, and the other-worldly Shiprock (with a peak more than 7,000 feet above sea level), that looks just as its name implies – as a graceful ship making its way along the “sea” of the rising the desert floor. Shiprock is located in northern New Mexico.

As for the weather, you’ll have your pick. Temperatures can – and do – go above 100 degrees F in the summer months at elevations below 5,000 feet. But many New Mexico towns and cities can – and do – enjoy winter temperatures in the 20s or even the teens. You can go skiing in its mountain areas during the winter.

If you’re a PT with at least a year of professional experience and you’re interested in a travel assignment to New Mexico, contact a MedPro Healthcare Staffing recruiter today.