Family Medicine jobs in Albuquerque usually list as a required qualification Family Medicine board certification (or eligibility) and an active New Mexico license to practice medicine. Having done a Family Medicine residency or fellowship in New Mexico is often helpful because it suggests the physician is familiar with NM licensure requirements.
Family Medicine salaries for the west region of the U.S., including Albuquerque, NM, run around $208,996. By comparison the U.S. average Family Medicine salary is $197,655, meaning Family Medicine jobs in Albuquerque pay approximately 105.7% of the national average.
Given the unusual insurance and statutes of New Mexico, care should be taken to address concerns like state tort reform proposals.
More generally, the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on patient loads for Family Medicine practices is unknown.