Business, Professional & Financial Services

Problem solvers, strategists, people who are money-minded – they are all needed in professional and business services. Diverse and exciting professional jobs call for out-of-the-box ideas, whether you are a big picture thinker, or you like to fine-tune the details. There are a number of avenues you can pursue including a career in finance, operations and sales.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Office Clerk $9.62
Cashier $9.62
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Billing and Posting Clerk $16.78
Financial Clerk $18.77
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Accountant and Auditor $28.87
Financial Analyst $30.42
Budget Analyst $33.36
Securities, Commodities and Financial Services $36.19

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Financial Services Escambia High School
Marketing & Entrepreneurship Booker T. Washington High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Accounting Operations George Stone Technical Center
Accounting Technology Pensacola State College
Accounting Technology Management Pensacola State College
Administrative Office Specialist George Stone Technical Center
Business Accounting Pensacola State College
Business Administration Pensacola State College
Business Entrepreneurship Pensacola State College
Business Management Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Accounting University of West Florida
Business Administration University of West Florida
Business and Management Pensacola State College
Finance 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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