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Security in Vermont


Vermont is one of the 50 US States, and is located to the far Northeast, particularly New England. The state is the only landlocked state in New England, and as such, terrain varies pretty heavily – the Green Mountains make of the “spine” of Vermont, with dense green valleys running off to either side. Because of its comparatively low population density, and an overall population of just over 600,000 people, Vermont is a very popular ski destination for travelers willing to go off the beaten path a little. Despite being landlocked, Vermont is bordered on its left or right side by inland bodies of water. On its shared border with New Hampshire, Vermont features the beautiful Connecticut River. On its border with New York, Vermont encompasses the massive, picturesque Lake Champlain. The Lake Champlain valley is the state’s most densely populated region, and Burlington (located on a bay bordering the lake) is its most populous town, with roughly 50,000 residents.

Outlook for Security Jobs
As with most states, security jobs thrive in VT because they cannot be outsourced and require great levels of training. Most businesses and government buildings rely on some sort of security staff, whether technologically or staff-oriented. Because of this fact, security degrees are in high demand in the area. Students with security degrees can often find their way, with more training, onto law enforcement branch defense. Other high-demand jobs include system security if you’re willing to get technical, particularly for server centers with critical information. The high concentration of state government buildings to population also opens a lot of security jobs up for grabs. There are many options for security degree holders in VT.

Helpful Grant/Scholarship Programs in Vermont
Scholarships in most states are largely dependent on your personal background. Vermont knows this is a common issue, and has been trying to resolve that problem by offering up a few notable grant programs to students coming into the state for work and residents alike. Programs worth mentioning include Pell Grants for low-income families, VSAC Grants for students that can show their educational merit, and a variety of scholarships offered by local colleges. Colleges in VT, because there are so many, tend to be very competitive in their pricing and are willing to negotiate heavily.


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