Public Service and Education

You can shape the future and make a difference in your community by choosing a career in education or public service. This pathway provides a variety of opportunities to work with people of many ages and backgrounds.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher $16.13
Legal Support Worker $21.09
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic $12.75
Private Detective and Investigator $16.19
Firefighter $19.54
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Police & Sheriff Patrol Officer $20.34
First-Line Supervisor of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $35.20

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Criminal Justice Operations Crestview High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Criminal Justice Technology Northwest Florida State College
Emergency Administration & Management Northwest Florida State College
Emergency Medical Services Northwest Florida State College
Fire Officer Supervisor Northwest Florida State College
Fire Technician Northwest Florida State College
Homeland Security Emergency Management Northwest Florida State College
Paramedic Northwest Florida State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Accounting University of West Florida
Administration University of West Florida
Business Administration University of West Florida
Career & Technical Education University of West Florida
College Student Affairs Administration University of West Florida
Criminal Justice University of West Florida
Curriculum & Instruction University of West Florida
Elementary Education University of West Florida
Exceptional Student Education University of West Florida
Instructional Design and Technology University of West Florida
Legal Studies University of West Florida
Management University of West Florida
Management Information Systems University of West Florida
Reading Education University of West Florida
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary University of West Florida
Social Work University of West Florida

*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.


For more information about career and technical education in Okaloosa County middle and high schools, please visit MyCETworks.com.


Explore other careers in the area…

Arts, AV & Communication

Business and Professional Services

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…or explore opportunities throughout Northwest Florida.