Problem solvers, strategists, people who are money-minded - they are all needed in professional and business services. Diverse and exciting professional jobs call for out-of-the-box ideas, whether you are a big picture thinker, or you like to fine-tune the details. There are a number of avenues you can pursue including a career in finance, operations, or sales.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Bill and Account Collector $15.01
Customer Service Representative $13.24
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $15.93
Telemarketer $10.32

NEXT

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Insurance Sales Agent $30.52
Loan Officer $34.58
Office Manager $23.72
Teller $14.03

LATER

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Accountant, Auditor $31.56
Financial Analyst $22.48
Financial Manager $57.16
Training and Development Specialists $22.48

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Avalon Middle School
Gulf Breeze Middle School
Hobbs Middle School
King Middle School
Sims Middle School
Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Central School
Jay High School
Pen Air Academy of Accounting & Finance Milton High School
Entrepreneurship Academy
Pen Air Finance Academy
Pace High School
Legal Administrative Specialit
Medical Administrative Specialist
Locklin Tech
Navarre Teaching Academy Navarre High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Legal Administrative Specialit
Medical Administrative Specialist
Locklin Tech
A.A. or A.S Business
A.S. Business Accounting
A.S. Early Childhood Education
Pensacola State College

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

Training Program Institution/
School
B.S. Business Administration Pensacola State College
B.S.B.A. Accounting
B.S.B.A Finance
M.Ed. Industrial Technology
B.S. Career & Technical Education
B.A. Elementary Education
University of West Florida

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