These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Vermont For 2018

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Vermont things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Vermont.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Vermont job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Green Mountain State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Vermont job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Education, Training, And Library, as the best industry in Vermont.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Vermont

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Education, Training, And Library $48,720 26,710
2 Architecture And Engineering $73,310 5,970
3 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $85,340 18,530
4 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $46,280 5,710
5 Legal $81,570 2,250
6 Community And Social Service $41,950 9,190
7 Life, Physical, And Social Science $76,140 2,790
8 Management $102,630 12,250
9 Business And Financial Operations $65,630 15,080
10 Computer And Mathematical $76,350 7,060
11 Production And Manufactoring $39,040 20,220
12 Office And Administrative Support $37,850 41,120
13 Personal Care And Service $30,510 12,900
14 Construction And Extraction $44,200 14,600
15 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $46,590 12,730
16 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $33,830 1,070
17 Sales $39,090 29,840
18 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $30,840 11,110
19 Transportation $37,130 17,000
20 Food Preparation And Serving Related $28,380 26,520
21 Protective Service $42,110 5,100
22 Healthcare Support $32,800 6,890

Summing up the best industries in Vermont

There you have it; Education, Training, And Library is the best industry to be in if you live around Vermont.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Healthcare Support Industry ranks as the worst in Vermont mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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