Be a part of building our country’s energy future through an exciting, rewarding career in energy! There are many well paid, challenging careers in energy that allow you to benefit millions of people every day. Careers in energy range from engineering, operations, maintenance and construction, and offer a strong career pathway.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Customer Service Representative $14.09
Administrative Data Entry $14.83
Quality Control Inspector $17.95
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician $32.04
Electrician $32.16
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
Industrial Engineer $40.78

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Fabrication & Energy Ernest Ward Middle School
Pre-Engineering Beulah Middle School
Robotics & Energy Workman Middle School
Gulf Power Program West Florida Highschool
Cox Telecommunications Program West Florida Highschool
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Electricity George Stone Technical Center
Electronics Aide Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Electronics Engineering Technology Pensacola State College
Electronics Technician Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Welding Career Certificate Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Electrical Engineering 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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…or explore opportunities throughout Northwest Florida.