Health Sciences

If you have a passion for helping people and an interest in problem solving, you are a good candidate for the fast-growing healthcare industry. Whether you are one-on-one with patients or working behind the scenes, healthcare is one of the most in-demand fields with plenty of jobs and opportunities.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Personal Care Aide $11.93
Physical Therapist Aid $15.98
Medical Secretary $17.57
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Phlebotomist $17.27
Clinical Laboratory Technologist and Technician $27.73
Physical Therapist Assistant $33.53
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Registered Nurse $32.10
Medical and Health Services Manager $55.30
Pharmacist $61.84

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
Applied Technology DiplomaPensacola State College
Certified Nursing Assistant CertificatePensacola State College
Community Health Education Advising TrackPensacola State College
Critical Care NursingPensacola State College
Dental Assistant and Management and SupervisorNorthwest Florida State College
Dental AssistantNorthwest Florida State College
Dental HygienePensacola State College
EMTChipola College
Electrocardiography (EKG)Pensacola State College
Emergency Medical ServicesPensacola State College
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)George Stone Technical College
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)Pensacola State College
Emergency Medical Technician - ATDFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Emergency Medical TechnicianChipola College
Emergency Medical TechnicianChipola CollegeFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Firefighter/Emergency Medical TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Health Care ManagementNorthwest Florida State College
Health Information TechnologyPensacola State College
Health SciencesGulf Coast State College
Health Services ManagementPensacola State College
Health ServicesNorthwest Florida State College
Hemodialysis TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
HemodialysisFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Home Health AideGeorge Stone Technical College
IV TherapyEmerald Coast Technical College
Massage TherapyTom P. Haney Technical College
Massage TherapyLocklin Technical College
Massage TherapyPensacola State College
Medical Administrative SpecialistTom P. Haney Technical College
Medical Administrative SpecialistGeorge Stone Technical College
Medical Administrative SpecialistLocklin Technical College
Medical AssistingPensacola State College
Medical Coder/Biller - ATDFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Medical Coder/BillingNorthwest Florida State College
Nursing Assistant (Long-Term Care)Chipola College
Nursing CNAChipola College
Nursing RNChipola College
NursingChipola College
NursingNorthwest Florida State College
NursingPensacola State College
ParamedicChipola College
Patient Care TechnicianEmerald Coast Technical College
Patient Care TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Patient Care TechnicianPensacola State College
Perioperative NursingPensacola State College
Pharmacy ManagementPensacola State College
Pharmacy TechnicianEmerald Coast Technical College
Pharmacy TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Pharmacy TechnicianLocklin Technical College
Pharmacy TechnicianPensacola State College
PhlebotomyEmerald Coast Technical College
PhlebotomyFlorida Panhandle Technical College
PhlebotomyPensacola State College
Physical Therapist AssistantGulf Coast State College
Physical Therapist AssistantPensacola State College
Practical Nursing Vocational CertificatePensacola State College
Practical NursingTom P. Haney Technical College
Practical NursingTom P. Haney Technical CollegeFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Practical NursingEmerald Coast Technical College
Practical NursingFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Practical NursingFlorida Panhandle Technical CollegeTom P. Haney Technical College
Practical NursingLocklin Technical College
Practical NursingOkaloosa Technical College
Practical NursingPensacola State College
Pre-Clinical Advising TrackPensacola State College
Pre-Nursing Advising TrackPensacola State College
Pre-Pharmacy Advising TrackPensacola State College
Pre-Physical Therapy Advising TrackPensacola State College
RadiographyNorthwest Florida State College
RadiographyPensacola State College
SonographyPensacola State College
Surgical TechnologyPensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
B.S. NursingUniversity of West Florida
B.A.S. Supervision and Administration - Healthcare ManagementPensacola State College
B.S. Clinical Lab SciencesUniversity of West Florida
B.S. NursingPensacola State College
Bachelor of Science in NursingPensacola State College
BiologyUniversity of West Florida
Biomedical SciencesUniversity of West Florida
Business and Management - Health Care Management ConcentrationPensacola State College
Business/Management Health Sciences Health SciencesGulf Coast State College
Business/Management Health SciencesGulf Coast State College
ChemistryUniversity of West Florida
Clinical Laboratory SciencesUniversity of West Florida
College of HealthUniversity of West Florida
College of HealthFlorida State University (Bay County)
Doctor of Physical TherapyUniversity of West Florida
Health Care AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
Health Promotion and Worksite WellnessUniversity of West Florida
Health PromotionUniversity of West Florida
Health SciencesUniversity of West Florida
Health SciencesGulf Coast State College
Health, Leisure & Exercise ScienceUniversity of West Florida
Health, Leisure and Exercise ScienceUniversity of West Florida
Healthcare AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
Interdisciplinary Medical SciencesFlorida State University
M.S. NursingUniversity of West Florida
Marine BiologyUniversity of West Florida
Master of Public Health University of West Florida
Medical Laboratory SciencesUniversity of West Florida
NursingChipola College
NursingChipola CollegeFlorida A&M University College of Nursing
NursingUniversity of West Florida
NursingNorthwest Florida State College
NursingNorthwest Florida State CollegeGulf Coast State College
Professional HealthFlorida State University (Bay County)
PsychologyUniversity of West Florida
Public HealthUniversity of West Florida
Public HealthFlorida 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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