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*
Word Processor $11.37
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer User Support Specialist $18.81
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $21.96
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer System Analyst $30.84
Computer Network Architect $34.24

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Information Communications Bonifay K8 School
Information Communications Ponce de Leon High School
Technology Essentials Poplar Springs School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Applied Cybersecurity Florida Panhandle Technical College
Applied Information Technology Florida Panhandle Technical College
Network Support Services Florida Panhandle Technical College
Network Systems Administration Florida Panhandle Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Computer Science Florida State University (Bay County)
Technical Managment Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

*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.

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