Business and Fashion Design

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 marketing, operations and sales.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Customer Service Representative $15.06
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer Network Support Specialist $18.89
Public Relations Specialist $25.72
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Sales Manager $38.31
Marketing Manager $39.07
Chief Executive $54.37

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Fashion Design Marianna High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Advertising/Public Relations Gulf Coast State College
Business Administration Gulf Coast State CollegeChipola College
Business Administration and Management Gulf Coast State College
Computer Systems & Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Digital Design Tom P. Haney Technical College
Digital Media Gulf Coast State College
Help Desk Support Technician Chipola College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Business Administration/Accounting Chipola College
Business Administration/Management Chipola College
Organizational Management Gulf Coast 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.

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