Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (Energy)

Enjoy working outdoors and/or working with animals or to be a part of building our Country's energy future? There are many well paid, challenging careers in agriculture and energy sectors that allow you to benefit millions of people every day.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Pesticide Handler $11.23
Farm Worker and Laborer $11.47
Customer Service Representative $14.76
Administrative Data Entry $15.39
Quality Control Inspector $22.20
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Biological Technician $17.87
Rigger $18.85
Petroleum Pump System Operator $26.13
Electrical Power-Line Installer and Repair $32.33
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician $34.82
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Mechanical Engineer $35.46
Biological Scientist $36.79
Industrial Engineer $37.18
Electronics Engineer $42.68
Electrician $42.68
Natural Sciences Manager $44.77

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Agriscience Technology Beulah Middle School
Agriscience JM Tate High School
Agriculture Biotechnology West Florida High School
Fabrication and Engineering Ernest Ward Middle School
Pre-Engineering Beulah Middle School
Robotics and Energy Workman Middle School
Gulf Power West Florida High School
Cox Telecommunications West Florida High School
Civil Engineering and Architecture West Florida High School
Engineering Escambia High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Agricultural Science Pensacola State College
Electricty George Stone Technical College
Electronics Aide Pensacola State College
Electronics Engineering Technology Pensacola State College
Electronics Technician Pensacola State College
Environmental Science Pensacola State College
Natural Resource Conservation Pensacola State College
Plant Science Pensacola State College
Welding Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Earth and Environmental Sciences University of West Florida
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida


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.


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


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