Business/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 $12.21
Data Entry Keyer $13.87
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer User Support Specialist $19.51
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $30.14
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer System Analyst $24.49
Computer Network Architect $31.17

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Business/IT Graceville High School
Business/IT Cottondale High School
Business/IT Sneads High School
Business/IT Grand Ridge Middle School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Applied Cyber Security Florida Panhandle Technical College
Applied Information Technology Florida Panhandle Technical College
Computer Information Technology Chipola College
Digital Forensics Chipola College
Help Desk Support Technician Chipola College
IT Support Specialist Chipola College
Network Security Chipola College
Network Server Administration Chipola College
Network Support Services Florida Panhandle Technical College
Network Support Technician Chipola College
Network Systems Administration Florida Panhandle Technical College
Networking Systems Technology - Digital Forensics Specialty Chipola College
Networking Systems Technology - Network Security Specialty Chipola College
Networking Systems Technology - Server Administration Specialty Chipola College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Business Administration/Information Services Chipola College
Computer Science Florida State University (Bay County)
Technical Management Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

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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