Healthcare

Quality and accessibility.

Vermont’s healthcare sector is an interconnected community of providers, insurers, policymakers, educators,
nonprofits, and businesses serving Vermonter’s health needs.

BACK TO SECTORSREGIONAL PROFILES
#2

for children’s healthcare in the u.s. (wallethub 2020)

$2.53 billion

annual wages (2019)

52,328

Jobs in Healthcare businesses (2019)

13%

vermont’s workforce

Vermont ranks high in health.

Vermont’s excellent healthcare rankings are a major factor in our high quality of life, earning us recognition as one of
the healthiest states in the U.S.#2 for children’s health, and the 3rd best state for senior health.

Vermont also ranks #4 in healthcare affordability and access and #6 overall based on criteria including health care access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, health outcomes, and health care equity. New developments in medical technology and in patient care and treatment are made possible by a highly-educated and trained healthcare workforce. 

From a patient-care perspective, Vermonters enjoy low nurse-to-patient and doctor-to-patient ratios. There are 14 non-profit hospitals and a network of healthcare systems spread throughout Vermont including: 8 small critical access hospitals, 5 mid-size rural hospitals, 2 academic medical centers, a Veterans Administration hospital, and 5 designated psychiatric inpatient facilities. Community health care centers across the state supplement these institutions and provide non-emergency care. There are also over 350 individual and group dental practices. Explore Vermont healthcare facilities here.

The healthcare sector is an important driver of Vermont’s economy, with average annual employment of 52,328 workers, or 13% of the state’s total workforce.

The McClure Foundation projects that within the next ten years the number of job openings in this sector will increase significantly in multiple healthcare professions. The University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine is the state’s flagship research institution, offering medical student education, residencies, and fellowships. UVM also offers degrees in nursing and health sciencesCastleton UniversityNorwich University, and Vermont Technical College also offer programs in nursing and other allied health fields, including dental hygiene. 

Medical manufacturing and software development companies are also part of Vermont’s healthcare landscape and account for a significant part of the workforce. Large companies like Mylan Technologies and
GE Healthcare share the field with local Vermont businesses like BioTek Instruments and PCC. These companies offer services from electronic medical records and healthcare imaging informatics to surgical equipment and pharmaceutical products, expanding Vermont’s healthcare workforce offerings outside the doctor’s office and hospital.

Interested in the healthcare industry but don’t know where to start?

Visit our jobs board to search for job openings in Vermont:

Healthcare in Vermont

Further Reading

Doctors, inventors, manufacturers, providers, and more are why Vermont’s healthcare system is among the best in the U.S.

Nicholas Harmon

Vermont entrepreneur shines a light on light therapy for mental wellness with his company, Verilux.

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Vermont Makers

Makers throughout Vermont answer the PPE call.

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Dr. Stacey Sigmon

Vermont’s successful, first-in-the-nation “hub and spoke” addiction treatment system innovates and evolves to save lives.

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Representative Healthcare Organizations in Vermont

Here’s a sample of just a few businesses throughout the state:

Region
Northwest
Location
Colchester
Region
Central
Location
Montpelier
Region
Northwest
Location
Winooski
Region
Southern
Location
Brattleboro
Region
Southern
Location
Brattleboro
Region
Central
Location
Barre
Region
Northeast
Location
Morrisville
Region
Southern
Location
Castleton
Region
Southern
Location
Rutland
Region
Statewide
Location
Region
Northwest
Location
Williston
Region
Northwest
Location
Essex Junction
Region
Central
Location
Randolph
Region
Northwest
Location
Burlington
Region
Southern
Location
Townshend
Region
Northwest
Location
Burlington
Region
Southern
Location
Springfield
Region
Northwest
Location
South Burlington
Region
Northwest
Location
Winooski
Region
Northwest
Location
Williston
Region
Northwest
Location
St Albans
Region
Southern
Location
Windsor
Region
Central
Location
Montpelier
Region
Central
Location
Northfield
Region
Northeast
Location
Newport
Region
Northeast
Location
St Johnsbury
Region
Northwest
Location
St Albans
Region
Central
Location
Middlebury
Region
Northwest
Location
Winooski
Region
Northwest
Location
Winooski
Region
Southern
Location
Rutland
Region
Southern
Location
Bennington
Region
Southern
Location
Springfield
Region
Northwest
Location
Burlington
Region
Southern
Location
Bennington
Region
Northwest
Location
White River Junction
Region
Northwest
Location
Colchester
Region
Northwest; Central
Location
Williston, Randolph
Region
Central
Location
Montpelier