Build your career in the growing advanced manufacturing industry! As the result of new technology, careers in manufacturing are engaging, technical and fast-paced. This is a high tech industry utilizing computer technologies, sustainable technologies, advanced robotics, and process technologies. A career in manufacturing will allow you to take part in the process of creating a meaningful product.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Machine Repair Technician $18.41
Team Assembler $15.32

NEXT

Requires 2-4 years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
CAD Draftsman $17.98
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers $16.16
Machinist $21.07
Welder, Pipefitter $16.00

LATER

Requires 4 or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Electrical Engineer $63.07
Industrial Engineer $37.92
Mechanical Engineer $49.36
Systems Software Developer $51.46

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Advanced Manufacturing Academy King Middle School
Milton High School
Biotech Academy Pace High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Electrical & Instrumentation Technology Locklin Tech
Welding Technology
AutoCAD Foundations Certification Pensacola State College
CNC Machinist Certification
Welding Certification
A.S. Engineering Technology
(Specialization in Advanced Manufacturing)
A.S. Engineering Technology
(Specialization in Mechancial Design and Fabrication)
A.S. Industrial Management

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

Training Program Institution/
School
B.S. Computer Science University of West Florida
B.S. Electrical Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Salary information source: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016