Pathways to Promising Careers
This resource is sponsored by the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation and the Vermont Community Foundation to improve access to higher education and to ensure today’s students are ready for tomorrow’s jobs in Vermont.

 

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CAREER FORECASTS THROUGH 2020

Careers Requiring More Than Four Years Postsecondary Education

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 (Long-Term Projections for 2008-2020).

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

Lawyers
490
 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $45.07

Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
430 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $79.33

Clinical, Counseling, and School Pscyhologists
340 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $31.35

Education Administrators, Postsecondary
290 
total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $33.38

Pharmacists
270 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $58.89

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
 260 total projected openings 2010-2020
Median VT wage (2010): $81,820

Physical Therapists
240
 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $34.67

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
230 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $24.81

Instructional Coordinators
150 total projected openings 2010-2020
Average VT hourly wage (2011): $24.24

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