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*
Web Developer $21.33
Computer User Support Specialist $25.38
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer Network Support Specialist $31.78
Data Base Administrator $35.92
Network Computer Systems Administration $36.30
Computer Programmer $39.86
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Information Security Analyst $38.30
Computer Network Architect $39.44
Computer Hardware Engineer $41.05
Computer & Information System Manager $55.80

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Applied Cyber Security Niceville High School
Applied Cyber Security Crestview High School
Web Programming Baker School
Web Programming Choctawhatchee High School
Web Programming Crestview High School
Web Programming Fort Walton Beach High School
Web Programming Niceville High School
Web Programming Bruner Middle School
Web Programming Davidson Middle School
Web Programming Destin Middle School
Web Programming Pryor Middle School
Web Programming Ruckel Middle School
Web Programming STEMM Academy
Web Programming Shoal River Middle School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Applied Cyber Security Northwest Florida State College
Applied Cyber Security Okaloosa Technical College
Computer Aided Technical Design Northwest Florida State College
Computer Programmer & Analysis Northwest Florida State College
Network Systems Technician Northwest Florida State College
Technology Support Okaloosa Technical College
Technology Support Services Northwest Florida State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Administration University of West Florida
Computer Engineering University of West Florida
Computer Information Systems University of West Florida
Computer Science University of West Florida
Cybersecurity University of West Florida
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Information Technology University of West Florida
Interdisciplinary Information Technology University of West Florida


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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