Aviation and Engineering

Every successful flight – through the clouds or into space – is the result of amazing work by a dedicated team. If you are fascinated with the magic of flight and have dreamed of being a part of making it happen, consider a career in the growing aviation and aerospace sector!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Team Assembler $14.51
Production Worker $21.53
Production, Planning and Expediting Workers $21.62
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Civil Engineering Technician $27.46
First Line Supervisor of Production Aircraft Service Technician $29.15
First Line Supervisor of Production $31.62
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Mechanical Engineer $36.68
Electronics Engineer $37.52
Engineer/Management $41.48

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Robotics & Energy Workman Middle School
Fabrication & Engineering Ernest Ward Middle School
Pre-Engineering Beulah Middle School
NFA-ACE Flight Warrington Middle School
Aviation Technology Booker T. Washington High School
Civil Engineering & Architecture West Florida High School
Aerospace Engineering West Florida High School
Robotics Pine Forest High School
NFA-ACE Flight Escambia High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Aviation Maintenance George Stone Technical Center
Aviation Maintenance Aeronautics Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Business Administration University of West Florida
Computer Engineering University of West Florida
Computer Science University of West Florida
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Information Technology University of West Florida
Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida

*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.


For more information about career and technical education in Okaloosa County middle and high schools, please visit Escambia County Schools Workforce Education.


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