Business, Professional and 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*
Cashier $11.39
Office Clerk $16.81
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerk $19.26
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Billing and Posting Clerk $17.72
Credit Counselor $18.30
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk $19.74
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Budget Analyst $21.50
Financial Examiner $23.47
Securities, Commodities and Financial Services $30.12
Financial and Investment Analyst $34.02
Accountant and Auditor $34.15
Credit Analyst $46.44

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Financial Services Escambia High School
Marketing and Entrepreneurship Booker T. Washington High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Accounting Operations George Stone Technical College
Accounting Technology Pensacola State College
Accounting Technology Management Pensacola State College
Administrative Office Specialist George Stone Technical College
Business Administration Pensacola State College
Business Advising Track Pensacola State College
Business Entrepreneurship Pensacola State College
Business Entrepreneurship Pensacola State College
Business Management Pensacola State College
Digital Marketing Certificate University of West Florida
Financial Institutions Certificate Level 1 University of West Florida
Financial Institutions Certificate Level 2 University of West Florida
Human Resources Administrator Pensacola State College
Human Resources Management Pensacola State College
Paralegal Studies Pensacola State College
Project Management Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Accounting University of West Florida
Business and Management Pensacola State College
Business Management University of West Florida
Economics University of West Florida
Finance University of West Florida

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Escambia County, please contact Steven Harrell at 850-469-5357, or submit this form:

To find about more about Next and Later education and traning programs, please contact our partners.

See the full list of Escambia County Career Academies or for more information about career and technical education in Escambia County middle and high schools, please visit Escambia County Schools Workforce Education.

Explore other careers in the area…

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (Energy)

Arts, AV Technology and Communication

Aviation and Engineering

Construction and Architecture

Cybersecurity and Information Technology

Health Sciences

Hospitality & Tourism


Public Service and Education

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.