Use new technology for careers that are engaging, technical and fast-paced. Some of the technologies used include computer technologies, sustainable technologies, advanced robotics, and process technologies. A career in engineering will allow you to take part in the process of creating meaningful and impactful products!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Assembler and Fabricator $16.66
Machinery Maintenance Worker $17.97
Construction Equipment Operator $20.76
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler and Weigher $18.55
Civil Engineer Technician $19.57
First Line Supervisor of Production and Operating Workers $28.01
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Mechanical Engineer $36.46
General Operations Manager $39.30
Industrial Engineer $42.28
Civil Engineer $45.83
Electrical Engineer $47.52

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Engineering Marianna High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Aircraft Airframe Mechanics Tom P. Haney Technical College
Aircraft Power Plant Mechanics Tom P. Haney Technical College
Civil Engineering Technology Chipola College
Electrical Instrumentation Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Electrician Florida Panhandle Technical CollegeTom P. Haney Technical College
Engineering Technology Chipola College
Engineering Technology Support Specialist Chipola CollegeGulf Coast State College
Engineering Technology Support Specialist Chipola College
Welding Technology Chipola CollegeTom P. Haney Technical CollegeFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Welding Technology Advanced Tom P. Haney Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Business Administration/Engineering Management Chipola College
Civil Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Computer Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)
Computer Science Florida State University (Bay County)
Electrical Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)
Engineering Embry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityFAMU-FSU College of Engineering

See a full list of Jackson County Career Academies.

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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.