Pathways to Promising Careers
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CAREER FORECASTS THROUGH 2020

Careers Requiring Associate Degree or Equivalent Training

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

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

Registered Nurses (may also require BA degree)
2,070
 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $31.35

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
930 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $27.60

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
830 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $28.46

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
780 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $24.66

Computer Support Specialists
740 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $23.19

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
580 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $21.16

Construction Managers
390
total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $39.25

Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
340 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $25.37

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
340 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $28.35

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
290 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $27.28

Advertising Sales Agents
200 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $22.24

Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
180 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $21.75

Industrial Machinery Mechanics
180 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $22.09

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
170 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $29.65

Dental Hygienists
150 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $33.95

Lodging Managers
150 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $30.35

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