Pathways to Promising Careers
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CAREER FORECASTS THROUGH 2020

Careers Requiring Four Years Postsecondary Education

Careers with High Growth Opportunities and with Average Earnings Above State Average Hourly Wages ($20.71 as of May 2011). Based on data from the Vermont Department of Labor (Long Term Projections for 2010-2020).

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

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
940 total projected openings 2010-2020
Median VT yearly wage (2012): $51,200

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
700 total projected openings 2010-2020
Median VT wage (2010): $26.76

Accountants and Auditors
690 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $31.07

Network and Computer Systems Administrators
470 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $31.79

Insurance Sales Agents
410 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT  hourly wage (2011): $29.69

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
360 total projected openings 2010-2020
Median VT yearly wage (2012): $52,480

Public Relations Specialists
350 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $24.29

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
330 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $24.73

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
330 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $34.94

Writers and Authors
310 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $23.44

Medical and Health Service Managers
300 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $44.25

Child, Family, and School Social Workers
290 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $20.78

Management Analysts
290 
total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $36.41

Clergy
270 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $23.31

Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists
240 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $25.80

Sales Managers
220 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $44.34

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Service Sales Agents
220 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $48.71

Producers and Directors
210 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $25.67

Social and Community Service Managers
200 
total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $25.92

Cost Estimators
180 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $27.04

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
180 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $38.81

Marketing Managers
180 
total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $61.98

Chief Executives
180 total projected openings 2010-2020

Average VT hourly wage (2011): $77.00

Financial Managers
170 total projected openings 2010-2020

Average VT hourly wage (2011): $53.77

Training and Development Specialists
160 
total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $26.09

Computer Systems Analysts
150
total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $37.02

Mechanical Engineers
150 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $39.49 

Industrial Production Managers
150
 total projected openings 2010-2020 
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $44.20
 

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