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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 High School Diploma 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.

Manufacturing Sales Representatives
790
 projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $29.08

Insurance Sales Agents
340 projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $32.38

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
300 projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $21.55

Sales Representatives for Associated Services
270 projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $24.84 

Industrial Machinery Mechanics
260 projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012):  $23.51

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
200
projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $21.50 

Manufacturing Purchasing Agents
150
 projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $27.62 

Wholesale and Retail Merchandise Buyers
150
projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $21.98 

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
150
projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $30.35

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