Cybersecurity and Information Technology

If you have coder’s brain and are always two steps ahead of technology, we have your career. 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 & cybersecurity!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Web Developer and Digital Interface Designer $ 33.24
Computer User Support Specialist $22.37
Computer Network Support Specialist $28.00
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Forensic Science Technician $24.89
Computer Systems Analyst Cybersecurity $40.14
Computer Programmer $43.06
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer Hardware Engineer $44.29
Software Developer $46.12
Computer Network Architect $50.17
Computer Information Systems Manager $63.01

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Information Technology Bailey Middle School
Information Technology Beulah Middle School
Cyber/IT Bellview Middle School
Game & Application Development Ferry Pass Middle School
Cyber Security Pine Forest High School
Academy of Information Technology West Florida High School
Game Simulation and Animation J. M. Tate High School
Cyber/IT Warrington Middle School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Computer Information Systems Advising Track Pensacola State College
Computer Information Technology Pensacola State College
Computer Systems and IT George Stone Technical College
Cyber Forensics Pensacola State College
Cybersecurity George Stone Technical College
Cybersecurity University of West Florida
Cybersecurity Fundamentals University of West Florida
Database Systems University of West Florida
Geographic Information Science University of West Florida
Geospacial Computing University of West Florida
Information Security Management University of West Florida
Intelligence Analysis Certificate University of West Florida
Network Support Services George Stone Technical College
Network Systems Administration George Stone Technical College
Technology Systems Support University of West Florida
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Computer Engineering University of West Florida
Computer Science University of West Florida
Computer Science University of West Florida
Cybersecurity – Cyber Forensics Concentration Pensacola State College
Cybersecurity – Information Security Concentration Pensacola State College
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Information Technology University of West Florida
Intelligent Systems and Robotics University of West Florida
Software Design and Development University of West Florida

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Escambia County, please contact Steven Harrell at 850-469-5357, or submit this form:

To find about more about Next and Later education and traning programs, please contact our partners.

See the full list of Escambia County Career Academies or for more information about career and technical education in Escambia County middle and high schools, please visit Escambia County Schools Workforce Education.

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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.