Cybersecurity and Information Technology

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 User Support Specialist $19.55
Computer Network Support Specialist $22.65
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Forensic Science Technician $21.76
Computer Systems Analyst Cybersecurity $28.19
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer Network Architect $39.44
Computer networks, engineering, and software developers $41.05
Software Developers Application $43.25
Computer Information Systems Manager $51.13

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Information Technology Bailey Middle School
Information Technology Beulah Middle School
Cyber/IT Bellview Middle School
Game & Application Development Ferry Pass Middle School
Cyber Security Pine Forest High School
Information Technology West Florida High School
Web Design Services Booker T. Washington High School
Game Simulation and Animation J. M. Tate High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Computer Information Systems Pensacola State College
Computer Programming & Analysis Programming Support Pensacola State College
Computer Programming Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Computer Systems & IT Cyber Security George Stone Technical Center
Cybersecurity / Cyber Forensics Pensacola State College
Network Support Services & Network Administrator George Stone Technical Center
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Computer Engineering University of West Florida
Computer Science University of West Florida
Cyber Security Pensacola State College
Cybersecurity University of West Florida
Cybersecurity – Cyber Forensics Concentration Pensacola State College
Cybersecurity – Information Security Concentration Pensacola State College
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Information Technology 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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