Business and Professional Services

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 $12.81
Secretary and Administrative Assistant $15.58
Meeting, Convention & Event Planner $17.91
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Public Relations Specialist $23.09
Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist $26.59
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Business Operations Specialist $32.03
Marketing Manager $40.54

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Marketing Bay High School
Entrepreneursip Mosley High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Business Administration Chipola College
Business Management Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Business Administration/Management Gulf Coast State College
Organizational Management Gulf Coast State College
Project Management Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

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.

Explore other careers in the area…

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Arts, AV Technology and Communication

Construction and Architecture

Engineering and Technology

Health Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Public Service and Education

…or explore opportunities throughout Northwest Florida.