MONTPELIER — Governor Phil Scott, the Vermont Department of Labor and the McClure Foundation recently announced the release of Vermont’s Hottest Jobs, a list compiled by the state and McClure that includes more than 50 occupations expected to pay above the state median salary of $22.55. /hour and have at least 500 openings over the next decade.
“We have tens of thousands of well-paying jobs available in Vermont, and it’s critical that we do everything we can to help Vermonters find pathways to these meaningful careers,” Scott said in a statement. “Growing our workforce must be a top priority, so that we can grow our economy and afford the investments we want to make in the future.”
The Department of Labor and the McClure Foundation, an affiliate of the Vermont Community Foundation, have partnered since 2014 to produce the list of Vermont’s Hottest Jobs, providing the brochure as a career exploration resource for students and Vermont job seekers and for those looking to relocate. in the state.
“No matter where someone is in their career path — whether they’re just starting out, highly experienced, or considering a change — Vermont’s most promising jobs are a great place to start,” Commissioner Michael Harrington said. “And, to help with that journey, the Department of Labor has employment specialists across the state ready to connect job seekers with opportunities that match their experience, interests and needs.”
The McClure Foundation facilitates distribution of the printed brochure of Vermont’s Hottest Jobs to area schools, partner organizations and, upon request, individuals.
The Most Promising Jobs in Vermont brochure includes information on median salaries, number of projected openings, and minimum education requirements. Data reveals that promising jobs in Vermont typically require training or education beyond high school — whether it’s on-the-job training, a short-term degree such as a certificate , a registered apprenticeship, an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or above.
Promising occupations with the most anticipated openings over the next 10 years include: K-12 teachers (7,850), bookkeeping and accounting clerks (5,320), carpenters ( 4,460) and registered nurses (4,460). The full list of occupations is based on the department’s long-term occupational projections, which were released in September 2022.
“These projections estimate where growth and employment changes will occur based on a number of factors,” said Mathew Barewicz, director of economic and labor market information for the department. “These include economic growth, especially due to post-pandemic circumstances, as well as other changes, such as retirements or job transfers. In Vermont, our labor force is declining by 20,000 from its pre-pandemic peak, mostly due to retirements and despite an increase in migration to the state Over the next decade, Vermont is expected to have an average of 41 123 openings per year in more than 500 professions.