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 Aid $12.29
Physical Therapist Aid $12.41
Medical Secretary $14.38
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Phlebotomist $13.72
Clinical Laboratory Technologist & Technician $22.07
Physical Therapist Assistant $26.36
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Registered Nurse $28.04
Medical & Health Services Manager $44.25
Pharmacist $56.79

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
BiologyUniversity of West Florida
Certified Nursing Assistant CertificatePensacola State College
Certified Nursing Assistant Practical NursingPensacola State College
Certified Nursing AssistantUniversity of West Florida
Clinical Medical AssistantUniversity of West Florida
Critical Care Nursing AdvancedPensacola State College
Dental AssistantNorthwest Florida State College
Dental HygienistPensacola State College
EMTChipola College
Electrocardiography (EKG) TechnicianPensacola State College
Emergency Medical ServicesPensacola State College
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)George Stone Technical Center
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)Pensacola State College
Emergency Medical Technician - ATDFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Firefighter/Emergency Medical TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Health Care ManagementNorthwest Florida State College
Health Information TechnologyPensacola State College
Health ScienceGulf Coast State College
Health Services ManagementPensacola State College
Health ServicesNorthwest Florida State College
Hemodialysis TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Home Health AideGeorge Stone Technical Center
Management and SupervisionNorthwest Florida State College
Massage TherapyLocklin Technical College
Medical Administrative SpecialistLocklin Technical College
Medical AssistingPensacola State College
Medical Coder/BillingNorthwest Florida State College
Medical Information/BillerPensacola State College
Medical Office SpecialistGeorge Stone Technical Center
Molecular DiagnosticsUniversity of West Florida
Nursing AssistantPensacola State College
NursingChipola College
NursingNorthwest Florida State College
ParamedicChipola College
ParamedicPensacola State College
Patient Care TechnicianEmerald Coast Technical College
Patient Care TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Perioperative Nursing AdvancedPensacola 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 AssistantPensacola State College
Physician Assistant IntroductionPensacola State CollegeUniversity of West Florida
Practical Nursing Vocational CertificatePensacola State College
Practical NursingTom P. Haney Technical College
Practical NursingEmerald Coast Technical College
Practical NursingFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Practical NursingLocklin Technical College
Practical NursingOkaloosa Technical 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
BiologyUniversity of West Florida
Biomedical SciencesUniversity of West Florida
Business AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
Business and ManagementPensacola State College
Business/Management Gulf Coast 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 Care ManagementPensacola State College
Health Promotion & Worksite WellnessUniversity of West Florida
Health Promotion & WorksiteUniversity 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 & ExerciseUniversity of West Florida
Health, Leisure and Exercise ScienceUniversity of West Florida
Healthcare AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
M.S. NursingUniversity of West Florida
Marine BiologyUniversity of West Florida
Master of Public Health University of West Florida
NursingChipola College
NursingUniversity of West Florida
NursingNorthwest Florida State College
NursingPensacola State College
PsychologyUniversity of West Florida
Public HealthUniversity of West Florida
ScienceUniversity of West Florida
WellnessUniversity of West Florida

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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