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This resource is sponsored by the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) and the Vermont Higher Education Council (VHEC). Together, they envision a Vermont in which no promising job goes unfilled for lack of a qualified applicant. The jobs list is compiled from the VDOL's Long Term Occupational Projections released in September 2016 with 2015 wage data. Jobs are categorized by Holland Codes, a widely recognized career classification theory. The VT-based training and degree pathways were identified by VHEC using the Consortium of Vermont Colleges Degree Directory as well as typical qualifications data provided by the DOL.

CAREER FORECASTS THROUGH 2022

High-Pay, High-Growth Careers Requiring an Associate's Degree and/or Other Training

Careers with at least 150 job openings projected through 2022 and average earnings above average hourly wage ($21.18 as of May 2013). Based on data from the Vermont Department of Labor.

Click on the occupation titles below to access more information from the Vermont Department of Labor.

Registered Nurses (some require BA degree)
2,070
 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $31.35

General and Operations Managers
870 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $49.38

Managers, Other Industries
800 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $42.69

First-Line Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
730 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $25.21 

Construction Managers
640 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $39.83

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Workers
530 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $27.97

Computer Support Specialists
460 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $22.32

Property and Real Estate Managers
420
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $30.66

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics
340 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $28.35

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
280 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $27.73

Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
250 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $23.07

Dental Hygienists
240 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $32.47

Web Developers
240 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $28.80

First-Line Supervisors of Transportation Operators
170 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $26.79

Paralegals and Legal Assistants
160
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $22.09 

Chefs and Head Cooks
160 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $22.22 

Massage Therapists
150 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $22.93

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