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 Average Hourly Rate*
Customer Service Representative $14.09
Bill and Account Collector $16.60
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $17.25
Telemarketer $9.91

NEXT

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Teller $14.28
Office Manager $26.29
Insurance Sales Agent $27.60
Loan Officer $41.41

LATER

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Training and Development Specialists $24.46
Accountant, Auditor $28.87
Financial Analyst $30.42
Financial Manager $59.00

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Avalon Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Gulf Breeze Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Hobbs Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy King Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Sims Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Central School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Jay High School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Holley Navarre Middle School
Accounting and Finance Academy Milton High School
Entrepreneurship Academy Milton High School
Entrepreneurship Academy Pace High School
Finance Academy Pace High School
Finance Academy Gulf Breeze High School
Legal Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Navarre Teaching Academy Navarre High School

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Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

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

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

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

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