Do you have a passion for helping people? Interested in solving problems? The fast-growing healthcare industry may be perfect for you, whether you work directly with patients or behind the scenes. As one of the most in-demand fields, healthcare offers plenty of jobs and opportunities.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Billing/Posting Clerk, Machine Operator $17.31
Stock Clerk, Order Filler $12.09

NEXT

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Home Health Aide $10.47
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $18.66
Medical Assistant $13.80
Nursing Assistant $11.89

LATER

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Medical and Health Services Managers $44.24
Nurse Practitioner $45.14
Physical Therapist $42.53
Registered Nurse $27.94

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Academy for Health and Medical Professions Gulf Breeze High School
Health Science Academy Jay High School
Biotech Academy Pace High School
Certified Nursing Assistant
Medical Administrative Specialist
Pharmacy Technician
Locklin Tech

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School

Massage Therapy
Medical Administrative Specialist
Pharmacy Technician
Practical Nursing

Locklin Tech
Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate
Practical Nursing Vocational Certificate
Pensacola State College

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

Training Program Institution/
School
B.S. Nursing
B.A.S. Supervision and Administration - Healthcare Management
Pensacola State College
B.S. Clinical Lab Sciences B.S. Nursing
M.S. Nursing
Master of Public Health Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of West Florida

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