Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Be a part of building our country’s energy future through an exciting, rewarding career in energy! There are many well paid, challenging careers in energy that allow you to benefit millions of people every day. Careers in energy range from engineering, operations, maintenance and construction, and offer a strong career pathway.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Life, Physical and Social Science Technician $10.98
Tree Trimmer and Pruner $12.59
Farm Worker and Laborer $13.34
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Logging Equipment Operator $16.34
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Forest and Conservation Technician $21.90
First Line Supervisor of Construction Trades and Extraction Work $23.37

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Agriculture Marianna High School
Agriculture Malone High School
Agriculture Graceville High School
Agriculture Cottondale High School
Agriculture Sneads High School
Agriculture Marianne Middle School
Agriculture Grand Ridge Middle School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Agriculture Science Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Civil and Environmental Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)

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.

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