Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Enjoy working outdoors and/or working with animals? Careers in this pathway supply us with food products and alternative energies, preserve and protect our natural resources, and assure we have bountiful supplies of land to utilize in the future.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Farm Worker and Laborer $14.03
Quality Control Inspector $17.95
Agriculture Technician $18.35
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Veterinary Technologist and Technician $14.53
Biological Technician $16.79
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technicians $32.02
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Environmental Scientist & Specialist $23.60
Industrial Engineer $40.78
Veterinarian $45.31

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.A. Agricultural SciencePensacola State College
Agricultural Science Advising TrackPensacola State College
Agricultural ScienceGulf Coast State College
Agriculture ScienceGulf Coast State College
Automotive Service TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Automotive Service TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Electrical and Instrumentation TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
ElectricityGeorge Stone Technical College
Heavy Equipment MechanicsFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Heavy Equipment OperationsFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Marine Sciences TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Natural ResourcesGulf Coast State College
Plant Science Advising TrackPensacola State College
STEM (Science, Techology, Engineering and Math)Northwest Florida State College
Veterinary MedicineGulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
B. S. Agricultural Education and CommunicationUniversity of Florida
B. S. Natural Resource ConservationUniversity of Florida
B. S. Plant ScienceUniversity of Florida
Civil EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Civil and Environmental EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Mechanical EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)
Science and Engineering (Environmental Science)University of West Florida
VeterinaryFlorida State University (Bay County)

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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