Professional and business services jobs (2019)
professional and business services total wages (2019)
Average salary for professional and business services jobs (2019)
Professional and business services businesses in Vermont (2019)
Vermont’s professional powerhouses
Ranging from engineering to public relations to legal counsel, small professional and technical services firms
connect and serve all sectors of Vermont’s economy.
Vermont has long been a haven for independent thinkers and innovators—many of whom go on to start their own businesses in a multitude of fields. Just over 14% of Vermont’s 78,759 small businesses are considered part of the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector, which comprises establishments that specialize in performing professional, scientific, and technical activities for others.
You can find these businesses everywhere in Vermont: law firms; accounting and payroll services; architectural, engineering, and design services; consulting services; public relations, marketing, and advertising firms; and veterinary practices are just a few examples.
These small firms are economic powerhouses: even though 93% of these businesses employ fewer than 20 people, revenues for professional services businesses make up 7.4% of the state’s GDP. Self-employed business owners make up the lion’s share of these firms, comprising 83% of businesses, and since 1997, the sector has grown 104.8%.
The sheer variety of this sector and the outsized impact these small businesses have on our economy shows Vermont’s healthy entrepreneurship ecosystem.
There are numerous supports for these businesses, whether their markets are local or global. And Vermont offers financial tools and technical assistance in many forms to help these businesses grow and succeed.
Here’s just a sampling of businesses in this wide-ranging sector that are succeeding in Vermont:
- Vermont marketing firms Select Design and Keliher Samets Volk have some illustrious clients: just think about Dunkin Donuts, Mountain Dew, Nalgene, Seventh Generation, Jim Beam, Doritos, or Timberland—consumers around the world have seen their work.
- Gallagher Flynn & Company and A.M. Peisch & Company are leading CPA and business advising firms with clients throughout New England.
- Architectural firms Freeman French Freeman and Black River Design have designed some of Vermont’s most distinctive buildings.
- Stone Environmental and RSG Inc. are engineering firms that solve environmental and transportation challenges.
- Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Services is a 24-hour emergency/critical care service, while Cold Hollow Veterinary Services cares for cows and other large animals.
Interested in the professional services industry but don’t know where to start?
Visit our jobs board to search for job openings in Vermont:
Professional services in Vermont
By KEN PICARD For more than three years, Florida native Joshua Hayes was a member of the Old Guard, the U.S. Army's ceremonial unit. Hayes was...
By KEN PICARD Chris Boudreau has been flush with work lately, and he doesn't see things letting up anytime soon. With the early arrival of freezing...