What do teaching, photography, carpentry, bookkeeping, and engineering have in common? They are all high-pay, high-demand careers in Vermont!
Vermont’s Most Promising Jobs— a biennial list assembled by the Vermont Department of Labor and the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation — spotlights select occupations that pay above the state median wage of $22.55 per hour and are projected to have at least 500 openings over the next 10 years. This list has long been available as a physical brochure, but it is now also accessible within a simple, interactive database on MyFutureVT.org.
MyFutureVT allows Vermonters to dive deeper into each career and the education and training programs in the state that lead to them. This free education and career resource hub complements the brochure by not only expanding on individual careers (for example, the career “K-12 Teachers” becomes 32 unique teaching occupations), but by including information on occupational descriptions and required skill sets.
New for 2023, the database also displays the top 514 occupations in Vermont — so job seekers can have all of the information they need to make educated decisions about their next steps. If desired, career explorers can easily navigate the database to display only the careers included in the Most Promising Jobs list by using the filter feature.
Connecting the dots
Since its launch in 2021, MyFutureVT has helped thousands of Vermonters consider and pursue career and education pathways. It contains a first-of-its-kind searchable listing of postsecondary credential-bearing programs in Vermont, which goes beyond traditional four-year college programs. Users can then easily explore careers related to those programs — or approach their search in the reverse. For Vermonters looking for direct support, MyFutureVT also features a searchable database of specialty programs and organizations that can provide guidance to help them achieve their goals.
Sharing resources and information empowers Vermonters to discover and choose the right paths for themselves, or support others along in their journey. Find tools to help talk about career and education pathways with the career and education seekers in your life in our Navigator Toolkit on MyFutureVT.