Business Management and Administration

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 and sales.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Customer Service Representative $14.85
Office Clerk $16.90
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk $20.24
Information and Record Clerk $20.44
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Medical Administrative Assistant $16.05
Loan Interviewer $20.69
First Line Supervisor of Office and Administrative Workers $25.66
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Loan Officer $32.57
Computer System Analyst $34.65
Administrative Service Manager $41.66
Human Resource Manager $49.06
Financial Manager $53.59

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Administrative Office Specialist Freeport Middle School
Administrative Office Specialist Paxton Middle School
Administrative Office Specialist Walton Middle School
Administrative Office Specialist Walton High School
Administrative Office Specialist Freeport High School
Administrative Office Specialist Paxton High School
Accounting Applications South Walton High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Accounting Northwest Florida State College
Business Northwest Florida State College
Management and Supervision Northwest Florida State College
Office Administration Northwest Florida State College
Project Management Northwest Florida State College
Web Application Development and Programming Emerald Coast Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Accounting University of West Florida
Computer Science University of West Florida
Finance University of West Florida
Human Resources Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
International Marketing Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Technical Management Information Security Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Walton County, please contact Abby Kellam at (850) 892-1100 ext. 1553, or submit this form:

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

See a complete list of Walton County Career Academies or for more information about career and technical education in Walton County middle and high schools, please visit Walton County Career and Technical Education.

Explore other careers in the area…

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Architecture and Construction

Arts, AV Technology and Communication

Engineering and Technology Education

Health Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety and Security, Education and Training


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.