Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

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

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Farm Worker and Laborer $14.20
Landscaping and Groundskeeper Worker $14.85
Veterinary Technician $17.17
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Biological Technician $20.04
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $35.87
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Environmental Scientist and Specialist $29.62
Veterinarian $50.09
Industrial Engineer $50.70

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs


Select your county to see local programs


Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution/School
A.A. Agricultural SciencePensacola State College
Agricultural ScienceGulf Coast State College
Agricultural SciencePensacola State College
Agriculture ScienceGulf Coast State College
Automotive Service TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Automotive Service TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Business AdministrationChipola College
Civil Engineering TechnologyChipola College
Electrical and Instrumentation TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Electronics AidePensacola State College
Electronics Engineering TechnologyGeorge Stone Technical College
Electronics Engineering TechnologyPensacola State College
Electronics TechnicianPensacola State College
Environmental ScienceGulf Coast State College
Environmental SciencePensacola State College
Environmental SciencesGulf Coast State College
Forestry OptionGulf Coast State College
Heavy Equipment MechanicsFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Heavy Equipment OperationsFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Marine Sciences TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Marine Services TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Natural Resource ConservationPensacola State College
Natural ResourcesGulf Coast State College
Nutrition Food and Exercise ScienceGulf Coast State College
Plant SciencePensacola State College
STEM (Science, Techology, Engineering and Math)Northwest Florida State College
STEMNorthwest Florida State College
Veterinary MedicineGulf Coast State College
WeldingPensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
Agriculture and Food SciencesFlorida A&M University College of Agriculture
Agriculture: Undergraduate and graduateFlorida A&M University College of Agriculture
Biological Sciences - Plant SciencesUniversity of FloridaFlorida State University
Biological Sciences - ZoologyUniversity of FloridaFlorida State University
BiologyUniversity of West Florida
Civil EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Civil and Environmental EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Civil and Environmental EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Earth and Environmental SciencesUniversity of West Florida
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental ScienceFlorida State University
Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Environmental ScienceUniversity of Florida
Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Mechanical EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Mechanical EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)Florida A&M University College of Agriculture
Science and Engineering (Environmental Science)University of West Florida
Veterinary MedicineGulf Coast State CollegeFlorida State University (Bay County)
VeterinaryFlorida State University
VeterinaryFlorida State University (Bay County)

Northwest Florida Career Pathways provides a broad snapshot of the job titles and average hourly rate for the noted eight participating Counties. Please select a county for the applicable county specific job title/average hourly rate and training programs in each geographic area.

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.

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