Aerospace & Engineering

Every successful flight – through the clouds or into space – is the result of amazing work by a dedicated team. If you are fascinated with the magic of flight and have dreamed of being a part of making it happen, consider a career in the growing aviation and aerospace sector!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Assembler and Fabricator $13.42
Welder, Cutter, Solderer $13.42
Production, Planning and Expediting Worker $19.22
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Inspector, Tester, Sorter $18.48
Civil Engineer Technician $22.58
First Line Supervisor of Production and Operation Workers $27.24
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Electrical Engineer $36.26
Industrial Engineer $39.28
Civil Engineer $41.68

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs

 

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Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution/School
A.S. AeronauticsEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
A.S. Aviation MaintenanceEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
A.S. Industrial ManagementPensacola State College
Aircraft Airframe MechanicsTom P. Haney Technical College
Aircraft Power Plant MechanicsTom P. Haney Technical College
Automotive Service TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Automotive TechnologyChipola College
Aviation Airframe and Powerplant MechanicsGeorge Stone Technical College
Aviation Maintenance AeronauticsEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
Aviation MaintenanceGeorge Stone Technical College
Civil Engineering TechnologyChipola College
Computer Engineering TechnologyNorthwest Florida State College
Electrical Instrumentation Technician ElectricianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Electrical Instrumentation TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
ElectricianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Engineering Technology Support SpecialistChipola College
Engineering TechnologyChipola College
Engineering TechnologyGulf Coast State College
Engineering TechnologyNorthwest Florida State College
Project Manager – Technology ManagementNorthwest Florida State College
Unmanned Vehicle Systems OperationsGulf Coast State College
Unmanned Vehicle SystemsNorthwest Florida State College
Welding Technology AdvancedChipola College
Welding TechnologyChipola College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
Aerospace EngineeringEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
B.S. Aerospace EngineeringEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
B.S. Computer ScienceUniversity of West Florida
B.S. Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
B.S. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Business Administration/Engineering ManagementChipola College
Business AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
Civil EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Computer EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Computer EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Computer ScienceUniversity of West Florida
Computer ScienceFlorida State University (Bay County)
Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Electrical EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Engineering TechnologyEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
EngineeringEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
IT AcademyUniversity of West Florida
IT AcademyFlorida State University (Bay County)University of West Florida
Information TechnologyUniversity of West Florida
Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
University AviationEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University

Northwest Florida Career Pathways provides a broad snapshot of the job titles and average hourly rate for the noted eight participating Counties. Please select a county for the applicable county specific job title/average hourly rate and training programs in each geographic area.


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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