Information Technology and Cybersecurity

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*
Computer, Automated Teller and Office Machine Repair $18.76
Graphic Designer $21.20
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Web Developer $23.83
Computer User Support Specialist $25.73
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer Network Architect $33.12
Network & Computer Systems Administrator $33.89
Computer Systems Analyst $40.93

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
IT/Cyber Security Mosley High School
Business/Digital Design Mosley High School
Technology Rutherford High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Applied Cyber Security Florida Panhandle Technical College
Applied Information Technology Florida Panhandle Technical College
Computer Information Technology Chipola College
Computer Sciences/Information Technology Gulf Coast State College
Computer Systems and Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Digital Design Tom P. Haney Technical College
Network Support Services Florida Panhandle Technical College
Network Systems Administration Florida Panhandle Technical College
Network Systems Technology Chipola College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Computer Science Florida State University (Bay County)
Digital Media Gulf Coast State College
Technical Management Information Security Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

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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