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 Average Hourly Rate*
Data Entry Keyer $14.83
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, Weigher $24.50

NEXT

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Computer User Support Specialist $19.55
Computer Systems Analyst $28.19
Computer Programmer $29.78
Applications Software Developer $43.25

LATER

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Systems Software Developer $33.27
Electronics Engineer (Except Computer) $37.52
Computer Hardware Engineer $41.05
Computer and Information Systems Manager $51.13

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Academy of Information Technology & Cybersecurity Sims Middle School
Digital Literacy Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Avalon 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
Applied Cybersecurity Locklin Technical College
Computer Systems & Information Technology Locklin Technical College
Gaming & Simulation Academy Milton High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

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

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

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