Vermont Career Outlook & Overview of Fastest Growing Careers

If you are a current resident of Vermont or a non-resident looking for career opportunities, you are in luck. Vermont has many fast-growing occupations for the eager job seeker. Get an overview of the fastest-growing careers in Vermont here.

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Vermont is bordered on all sides by some noteworthy neighbors: Quebec, Canada, to the north; Massachusetts to the south; New York to the east; and New Hampshire to the west. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state had a total population of approximately 624,000 in July 2017. As of May 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the state had an average hourly wage of $23.48 for all occupations. The civilian labor force totaled 348,000 as of April 2018 with an unemployment rate of 2.8%. Top employment industries were education and health services, government, and trade, transportation, and utilities.

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Largest Employers

According to America's Career Info Net, these were the top-ten employers in the state as of 2018. One of the largest of these is IBM, which employs about 5,400 workers at its Essex Junction facility.

  • University of VT Medical Center
  • IBM
  • Jay Peak Resort
  • Killington Grand Resort
  • Mt Snow Resort
  • Okemo Mountain Resort
  • Uvm Medical Center
  • Rutland Regional Physician Group
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Grand Summit Resort Hotel


Per America's Career Info Net, the fastest growing occupations in Vermont are listed as follows. These occupations can expect 25%-65% growth during the 2014-2024 decade.

  • Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Food Batchmakers
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Slaughterers and Meat Packers
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
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