Agriculture and Natural Resources

Enjoy working outdoors and/or working with animals? Careers in this pathway supply us with food products and alternative energies, preserve and protect our natural resources, and assure we have bountiful supplies of land to utilize in the future.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Landscaping and Ground Keeping Worker $15.01
Veterinary Technician $15.67
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Environmental Science Technician $19.31
Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Driver $20.46
Biological Technician $20.85
Foresters $27.17
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Conservation Scientist $27.70
Zoologist, Wildlife Biologist $30.74
Civil Engineer $39.36
Environmental Engineer $40.91
Mechanical Engineer $46.52
Veterinarian $50.86

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Agricultural Science Deane Bozeman School
Landscape Operations Deane Bozeman School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Automotive Service Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Automotive Service Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Environmental Sciences Gulf Coast State College
Forestry Option Gulf Coast State College
Heavy Equipment Mechanics Florida Panhandle Technical College
Heavy Equipment Operations Florida Panhandle Technical College
Marine Sciences Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Natural Resources Gulf Coast State College
Nutrition Food and Exercise Science Gulf Coast State College
STEM Northwest Florida State College
Veterinary Medicine Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Agriculture and Food Sciences Florida A&M University College of Agriculture
Civil Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)
Mechanical Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)Florida A&M University College of Agriculture
Veterinary Florida State University (Bay County)

See a complete list of Bay County Career Academies.

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Engineering and Technology

Health Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Public Service and Education

IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.