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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 A Master's Degree and Beyond 

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 career titles below to access more information from the Vermont Department of Labor.

Lawyers
460
 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $47.40

Physicians and Surgeons
440 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $74.48

Mental Health Counselors
400
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $25.08 

Physical Therapists
380
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $34.74

Pharmacists
230
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $59.04

Rehabilitation Counselors 
230 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $23.25 

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
220 total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $28.17

Education Administrators at Elementary and Secondary Schools
220 total projected openings 2012-2022
Median VT annual wage (2013): $85,520

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
210
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): 24.38 

Education Administrators at Colleges
190 
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $37.72

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
170
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $21.75

Librarians
160
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $22.73

Dentists
160
total projected openings 2012-2022
Average VT hourly wage (2012): $103.56 

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