Are you a Vermont student or graduate considering your career path? You should know which careers show the most promise. We've identified 62 high-pay, high-demand jobs projected for the state. Each job pays a median wage of at least $20/hour and is projected to have at least 250 openings in the state over the next 10 years. Explore the resource to discover the Vermont-based education and training pathways for each job!

To learn more about each of these promising jobs, click the statement(s) below that best describes you. The promising jobs are categorized by their environments and the skills and interests they require.

Career 10-Year Projected Openings Minimum Education
Needed for Entry
Median Wage
(hourly / yearly)
Highway Maintenance Workers 1,560 High School + Training $20 / $41,900
Construction Equipment Operators 1,350 High school + Training $20 / $42,300
Diesel Engine Mechanics 770 High school + Training $22 / $45,000
Chefs and Head Cooks 600 High school + Training $22 / $46,600
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 590 High school + Training $24 / $49,900
Water Treatment Plant Operators 290 High school + Training $22 / $46,800
HVAC Mechanics and Installers 1,060 Certificate Program $23 / $48,000
Carpenters 6,370 High School + Training $20 / $42,100
Electricians 1,500 Registered Apprenticeship $25 / $51,900
Plumbers and Pipefitters 990 Registered Apprenticeship $26 / $53,300
Electrical Power-Line Installers 330 Registered Apprenticeship $37 / $76,600
Civil Engineering Technicians 360 Associate's degree $25 / $51,800
Civil Engineers 650 Bachelor's degree $35 / $72,100
Industrial Engineers 350 Bachelor's degree $36 / $75,700
Mechanical Engineers 330 Bachelor's degree $38 / $80,000

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Career 10-Year Projected Openings Minimum Education
Needed for Entry
Median Wage
(hourly / yearly)
Massage Therapists 1,210 Certificate Program $23 / $48,400
Computer Support Specialists 1,020 Certificate Program $23 / $48,400
Licensed Practical Nurses 1,010 Certificate Program $23 / $47,900
Dental Assistants 590 Certificate Program $21 / $44,200
Dental Hygienists 470 Associate's degree $33 / $69,700
Computer Network Specialists 300 Associate's degree $22 / $46,300
Radiologic Technologists 270 Associate's degree $28 / $59,200
Registered Nurses 3,980 Bachelor's degree $32 / $66,400
Computer Network Administrators 860 Bachelor's degree $33 / $69,300
Environmental Scientists 480 Bachelor's degree $29 / $61,200
Health Scientists 480 Bachelor's degree $29 / $61,200
Nurse Practitioners 430 Master's degree $49 / $100,900
Physician Assistants 280 Master's degree $48 / $100,100
Physical Therapists 590 Doctoral degree $36 / $75,800

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Career 10-Year Projected Openings Minimum Education
Needed for Entry
Median Wage
(hourly / yearly)
Police Officers 860 High School + Training $23 / $47,600
Production and Expediting Clerks 470 High School + Training $23 / $48,800
Tax Preparers 390 High School + Training $23 / $46,800
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 790 Associate's degree $24 / $49,200
Web Developers 710 Associate's degree $29 / $61,100
Accountants and Auditors 3,540 Bachelor's degree $33 / $68,000
Compliance Officers 2,080 Bachelor's degree $34 / $70,200
Market Research Analysts 2,080 Bachelor's degree $27 / $55,700
Software Developers - 2 types 1,780 Bachelor's degree $45 / $93,200
Management Analysts 980 Bachelor's degree $35 / $73,000
Personal Financial Advisors 560 Bachelor's degree $28 / $57,400
Loan Officers 540 Bachelor's degree $27 / $56,900
Computer Systems Analysts 380 Bachelor's degree $37 / $76,800
Lawyers 830 Doctoral degree $45 / $92,800

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Career 10-Year Projected Openings Minimum Education
Needed for Entry
Median Wage
(hourly / yearly)
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing 2,670 High School + Training $28 / $57,400
Insurance Sales Agents 2,360 Certificate Program $25 / $51,500
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 1,280 Certificate Program $22 / $44,900
Industrial Mechanics* 350 High school + training $24 / $50,100
Human Resources Specialists 1,140 Bachelor's degree $26 / $54,900
Public Relations Specialists 1,130 Bachelor's degree $25 / $52,000
Graphic Designers 800 Bachelor's degree $21 / $44,000
Training Specialists 720 Bachelor's degree $27 / $55,700
Sales Representatives, Technical & Scientific 670 Bachelor's degree $36 / $75,800
Financial Services Sales Agents 520 Bachelor's degree $36 / $73,900
Meeting and Event Planners 510 Bachelor's degree $21 / $44,300
Fundraisers 500 Bachelor's degree $24 / $49,500
Producers and Directors 440 Bachelor's degree $23 / $47,700
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 330 Bachelor's degree na / $63,200
Social Workers - 2 types 2,430 Master's degree $26 / $54,900
Educational & Rehabilitation Counselors 1,670 Master's degree $22 / $44,900
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counselors 1,610 Master's degree $21 / $42,600
Curriculum Developers 580 Master's degree $23 / $48,700
Clinical and School Psychologists 550 Doctoral degree $31 / $65,200

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Remember: Wages are based on experience, education, and skills. If you are new to a profession or have minimum education requirements, starting pay may be lower. While some professional fields require you to major in a certain degree field, others require transferable skills that can be gained through a variety of fields of study. These skills may also be gained through experiential learning, group projects, and internships. To be the best candidate, you will need to develop your credentials both through your studies and your experiences. Keep this in mind as you explore your pathways.

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