If you have coder’s brain and are always two steps ahead of technology, we have a career for you. The information technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the economy and the world around us. Consider a rewarding career in the field of information technology or cybersecurity!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Data Entry Keyer $14.31
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, Weigher $19.53

NEXT

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Applications Software Developer $37.52
Computer Programmer $34.13
Computer Systems Analyst $37.23
Computer User Support Specialist $19.20

LATER

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

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Computer Hardware Engineer $44.88
Computer and Information Systems Manager $57.08
Electronics Engineer (Except Computer) $42.35
Systems Software Developer $51.46

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
Applied Cybersecurity
Computer Systems & Information Technology
Locklin Tech
Gaming & Simulation Academy Milton High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Applied Cybersecurity
Computer Systems & Information Technology
Locklin Tech
A.A. Computer Information Systems
A.S. Computer Programming and Analysis
Pensacola State College

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

Training Program Institution/
School
B.S. Computer Engineering
B.S. Computer Information Systems
B.S. Computer Science
(Specialization in - Computer Information Systems, Software Engineering or Cybersecurity)
B.S. Electrical Engineering
B.S. Interdisciplinary Information Technology
(Specializations in - Digital Enterprise, Information Technology or Networking & Telecommunication Technologies)
M.S. Administration
(Specializations in - Cybersecurity, Database Administration, Software Engineering Administration)
M.S. Computer Science
(Specializations in Computer Science, Database Systems, Software Engineering)
University of West Florida

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