Welcome! This site is designed to assist Vermont students, graduates, and veterans seeking career information to:
- Identify those occupations that pay more than the median income for Vermont workers ($33,220 as of May 2010) AND are projected by the Vermont Department of Labor to show the greatest increase in the number of job openings in the state through 2018.
- Determine the training and/or education requirements needed to prepare for these promising careers
Explore Promising Career Opportunities
Our listings of promising careers for Vermonters are categorized by their educational requirements. Start with the list that fits the education level you have achieved — or hope to achieve. When you identify an occupation of interest on one of these lists, click on that job title to link to the wealth of information the Vermont Department of Labor has gathered in its Infolink system:
- Careers Requiring a High School Diploma and/or Other Training
- Careers Requiring Associate Degree or Equivalent Training
- Careers Requiring Four Years Postsecondary Education
- Careers Requiring More Than Four Years Postsecondary Education
For a complete listing in a printable format (but less suitable for mobile devices), see:
Explore Vermont Education Opportunities
Veterans: The Community College of Vermont offers a suite of resources for you. Visit the Veterans' Benefits Page, read about the College Assessment Test Information, or contact one of their Veterans Advisors. Your life experience may qualify for college credit and get you off to a solid start.
Students: Take a look at the Vermont Student Association (VSAC) Start Where You Are website, and take time to investigate job descriptions and projections provided online by the Vermont Department of Labor. Work with your school counseling office to enroll in coursework that will prepare you for the careers that interest you. For a look at Vermont colleges at which to pursue post-high school studies in your area(s) of interest, see the Consortium of Vermont Colleges' Search by Major website. Consider getting a head start on college via the Vermont Dual Enrollment Program, in which students earn college credit while still in high school, thereby reducing the time and costs associated with getting a college degree.
Adults Seeking New Job and Educational Opportunities: Work with your local Adult Learning Center to prepare yourself for a GED, or for furthering education and job training. Additional options are offered by the Vermont Adult Technical Education Association and the Area Health Education Centers. Consider pursuing college coursework through Johnson State College's flexible external degree program.