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
Telemarketer $12.43
Customer Service Representative $15.11
Bill and Account Collector $18.05
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $18.82

NEXT

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

Job Avg Hourly Rate
Teller $15.90
Insurance Sales Agent $32.93
Administrative Services and Facilities Manager $35.77
Loan Officer $41.41

LATER

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

Job Avg Hourly Rate
Training and Development Specialists $25.17
Accountant, Auditor $30.74
Financial Analyst $35.08
Financial Manager $48.78

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
I.T. Academy Avalon Middle School
I.T. Academy Gulf Breeze Middle School
I.T. Academy Hobbs Middle School
I.T. Academy King Middle School
I.T. Academy Sims Middle School
I.T. Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
I.T. Academy Central School
I.T. Academy Jay High School
I.T. Academy Holley Navarre Middle School
Accounting and Finance Academy Milton High School
Entrepreneurship Academy Milton 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
Pre-Teaching Academy Hobbs Middle School
Pre-Teaching Academy Avalon Middle School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
A.A. or A.S Business Pensacola State College
A.S. Early Childhood Education Pensacola State CollegeNorthwest Florida State College
Accounting Technology Pensacola State College
Accounting Technology Management Pensacola State College
Administrative Office Specialist George Stone Technical College
Business Entrepreneurship Pensacola State College
Business Management Pensacola State College
Computer Systems and Information Technology Locklin Technical College
Cybersecurity Pensacola State CollegeGeorge Stone Technical College
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate University of West Florida
Florida Childcare Professional Credential Northwest Florida State College
Legal Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Management and Supervision Health Care Management Northwest Florida State College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
National Child Development Associate Northwest Florida State College
Paralegal Studies Pensacola State 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.B.A Finance University of West Florida
B.S.B.A. Accounting University of West Florida
Business Economics University of West Florida
Exceptional Student Education University of West Florida
Instructional Design and Technology University of West Florida
Legal Studies University of West Florida
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction University of West Florida
Management University of West Florida
Marketing University of West Florida