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
Assembler and Fabricator $16.52
Machine Repair Technician $23.36

NEXT

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

Job Avg Hourly Rate
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers $18.49
Welder, Pipefitter $19.52
Machinist $20.14
Architectural and Civil Drafter $24.80

LATER

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

Job Avg Hourly Rate
Mechanical Engineer $40.89
Electrical Engineer $42.87
Industrial Engineer $43.46
Systems Software Developer $45.72

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 Pace High School
Engineering Academy Navarre High School
Welding Technology Locklin Technical College
Pre-Engineering East Bay K-8

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
Automotive Service Technology Locklin Technical College
CNC Machinist Certification Pensacola State College
Electrician Locklin Technical CollegeOkaloosa Technical College
Heating, Ventillation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Locklin Technical CollegeOkaloosa Technical College
Manufacturing Automation Pensacola State College
Welding Certification Pensacola State College
Welding Technology Locklin Technical CollegeOkaloosa Technical College
Welding Technology Advanced 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
Computer Engineering University of West Florida
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Management Information Systems University of West Florida
Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida
Supply Chain Logistics Management University of West Florida