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The Field of Health Care in Vermont: Find Careers and Health Care Schools in VT

Health care is one industry that continues to grow steadily and provide reliable work with benefits. It is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States, and encompasses clinical, administrative, and technical jobs requiring a variety of education levels. Vermont is very much a part of this trend. The growing elderly population in Vermont is a main contributor to the growing demand, but a large percentage of the health care workforce will also be facing retirement, which will contribute to impending job shortages in this field.

Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Vermont

According to the Vermont Department of Labor, health care jobs and social assistance workers make up over half of the top twenty-five fastest growing jobs in the state. They are many of the top jobs in demand at both higher paying levels and jobs requiring less education. Some of the fastest growing ones in the field are pharmacy technicians, home health aides, pharmacists, mental and public health social workers, and medical assistants.

Vermont's Largest Health Care Employers

Hospitals are not the only employers for health care jobs, though they are the largest offering the most jobs. Vermont strives to ensure that adequate health care is available in rural areas as well, and these jobs are needed throughout the state, and not just in the larger towns. America's Career InfoNet states that some of the largest employers, however, are hospitals listed below:

  • Allen Fletcher Healthcare: Located in Burlington, this community hospital and academic medical center employs 6,700 people, both full and part-time.
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center: Located in Rutland and associated with Rutland Regional Health Services, this facility employs just over 1,300 people
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center: This is located in Bennington, employing roughly 1,300 people.
  • Central Vermont Medical Center: Located in Berlin, this facility includes the medical center as well as a nursing home and several medical practices. It has 1,200 full and part-time employees.

Find out which health care career is right for you, and click on our educational links to take the first steps toward a rewarding and stable career.

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Vermont

tip Programs are subject to change.

Bennington College – Bennington, VT:

Programs:

  • Post-Bacc. Pre-Medical Program
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Science

Burlington Technical Center – Burlington, VT:

Programs:

  • Biotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse

Castleton State College – Castleton, VT:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Science
  • Nursing (RN to BSN, Associate's, Bachelor's)
  • Psychology
  • Computer Information Systems

Champlain College – Burlington, VT:

Programs:

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Public Relations
  • Systems Administration
  • Information Systems
  • Radiography (AS)

College of St. Joseph – Rutland, VT:

Programs:

  • Professional Studies - Health Sciences (Degree completion program for dental hygienists, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, registered nurses, sonographers, echocardiographers, and other highly qualified health professionals.)
  • Radiography
  • Psychology
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
  • Child and Family Services
  • Community Development/Counseling
  • Human Services

Graduate Programs/Certificates

  • Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Community Counseling
  • School Counseling

Community College of Vermont – Springfield, VT:

Programs:

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician

Goddard College – Plainfield, VT:

Programs:

  • Health Arts and Sciences (BA)
  • Health Arts and Sciences (MA)

Green Mountain College – Poultney, VT:

Programs:

  • Biology
  • Psychology

Johnson State College – Johnson, VT:

Programs:

  • Biology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Physical Education, Teacher Licensure
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Wellness and Alternative Medicine

Graduate Degrees

  • Counseling
  • Fine Arts

Lyndon State College – Lyndonville, VT:

Programs:

  • Exercise Science
  • Preprofessional Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Pre-professional Athletic Training
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology - Human Services (A.S., B.S.)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Business Admin.
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Management

Marlboro College – Marlboro, VT:

Programs:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Health Care Management (MS)

Middlebury College – Middlebury, VT:

Programs:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Graduate Degrees

  • Biology

Norwich University – Northfield, VT:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Saint Michael's College – Colchester, VT:

Programs:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Graduate Degrees

  • Clinical Psychology

Southern Vermont College – Bennington, VT:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biological Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Radiologic Sciences

The University of Vermont – Burlington, VT:

Programs:

  • Animal Nutrition and Food Science
  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • Gerontology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medical Technology
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Premedical and Pre-dental Studies
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Psychology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Vermont Technical College – Randolph, VT:

Programs:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Equine Studies
  • Fire Science
  • Nursing
  • Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Veterinary Technology

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