Public Service and Education

You can shape the future and make a difference in your community by choosing a career in education or public service. This pathway provides a variety of opportunities to work with people of many ages and backgrounds.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Teacher Assistant $13.25
Pre-School Teacher $14.14
Substitute Teacher $14.14
Police, Fire & Ambulance Dispatcher $14.39
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Probation Officer $16.25
Education/Training $26.08
First Line Supervisor of Correction Officers $28.45
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Forensic Science Technician $25.13
Secondary School Teacher $25.15
Private Detective/Investigator $30.11
Education Administrators $42.14

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Early Childhood Education JM Tate High School
Early Childhood Education Booker T Washington High School
Early Childhood Education Escambia High School
Early Childhood Education Pensacola High School
Future Teacher Pine Forest High School
Dr. Sarah J Ussery Law & Public Service Pensacola High School
Criminal Justice Operations West Florida High School
Escambia County Criminal Justice Escambia High School
Escambia County Fire Fighter Pine Forest High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Community Health Education Advising Track Pensacola State College
Corrections Officer George Stone Technical College
Crime Scene Technician Pensacola State College
Criminal Justice Pensacola State College
Criminal Justice Technology Pensacola State College
Early Childhood Intervention Pensacola State College
Early Childhood Teacher Pensacola State College
Early Education Advising Track Pensacola State College
Elementary Education Advising Track Pensacola State College
Firefighter/EMT George Stone Technical College
Infant/Toddler Specialization Pensacola State College
Law Enforcement George Stone Technical College
Physical Education Advising Track Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Business and Management - Public Safety Pensacola State College
Criminal Justice University of West Florida
Education Degree (Specific Content) University of West Florida
Elementary Education University of West Florida
Management Concentration Pensacola State College


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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