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 Average Hourly Rate*
Stock Clerk, Order Filler $12.56
Billing/Posting Clerk, Machine Operator $17.31

NEXT

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Home Health Aide $11.00
Nursing Assistant $11.89
Medical Assistant $14.44
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $19.88

LATER

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Registered Nurse $28.35
Physical Therapist $37.99
Medical and Health Services Managers $44.98
Nurse Practitioner $48.04

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
Biotech Academy Navarre High School
Nursing Assistant Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Pharmacy Technician Locklin Technical College

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate Pensacola State College
Massage Therapy Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Pharmacy Technician Locklin Technical College
Practical Nursing Locklin Technical College
Practical Nursing Vocational Certificate Pensacola State College

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

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