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 Average Hourly Rate*
Team Assembler $16.22
Machine Repair Technician $18.72

NEXT

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers $16.79
Welder, Pipefitter $17.68
CAD Draftsman $21.19
Machinist $22.05

LATER

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Mechanical Engineer $36.68
Industrial Engineer $40.75
Systems Software Developer $43.25
Electrical Engineer $47.41

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Advanced Manufacturing Academy King Middle School
Advanced Manufacturing Academy Milton High School
Pre-Engineering Academy Avalon Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Holley Navarre Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Sims Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Biotech Academy Navarre High School
Biotech Academy Pace High School
Engineering Academy Navarre High School
Welding Technology Locklin Technical College

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

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

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

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

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