Manufacturing

Build your career in the growing advanced manufacturing industry! As the result of new technology, careers in manufacturing are engaging, technical and fast-paced. Some of the technologies used include computer technologies, sustainable technologies, advanced robotics, and process technologies. A career in manufacturing will allow you to take part in the process of creating a meaningful product!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Assembler and Fabricator $13.41
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler and Weighor $18.47
Machine Repair Technician $23.46
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Welder, Pipefitter $19.69
Computer Controlled Machining Tool Operator $21.52
First Line Supervisor of Production and Operating Worker $27.23
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Electrical Engineer $34.34
Civil Engineer $41.68
General and Operations Manager $45.18

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. Engineering Technology (Specialization in Advanced Manufacturing)Pensacola State College
A.S. Engineering Technology (Specialization in Mechancial Design and Fabrication)Pensacola State College
A.S. Industrial ManagementPensacola State College
Advanced Welding TechnologyFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Advanced WeldingGeorge Stone Technical College
Architecture DesignNorthwest Florida State College
AutoCAD Foundations CertificationPensacola State College
CNC Composite Fabricator/ProgrammerPensacola State College
CNC Machinist CertificationPensacola State College
CNC Machinist Operator/ProgrammerPensacola State College
CNC Machinist/FabricatorPensacola State College
Digital Manufacturing SpecialistPensacola State College
Drafting & DesignNorthwest Florida State College
Drafting and DesignNorthwest Florida State College
DraftingFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Electrical and Instrumentation TechnologyFlorida Panhandle Technical College
ElectricianTom P. Haney Technical College
ElectricityEmerald Coast Technical College
Engineering Technology - Advanced ManufacturingPensacola State College
Engineering Technology - Mechanical Design and FabricationPensacola State College
Engineering Technology Maintenance Technician SpecialistNorthwest Florida State College
Engineering Technology Mechanical Design and Fabrication SpecialistNorthwest Florida State College
Engineering Technology Support SpecialistPensacola State College
Engineering/ManufacturingGulf Coast State College
HVACTom P. Haney Technical College
Heating, Ventillation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration 1Emerald Coast Technical College
Heating, Ventillation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration 2Emerald Coast Technical College
Industrial Management TechnologyChipola College
Maintenance & Light RepairLocklin Technical College
Manufacturing Automation SpecialistPensacola State College
Marine Science TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Mechanical Designer/ProgrammerPensacola State College
Pnuematics, Hydraulics and Motors for ManufacturingChipola College
Project Management – Technology ManagementNorthwest Florida State College
Welding CertificationPensacola State College
Welding TechnicianNorthwest Florida State College
Welding TechnicianOkaloosa Technical College
Welding Technology (Advanced)Chipola College
Welding Technology AdvancedEmerald Coast Technical College
Welding Technology AdvancedLocklin Technical College
Welding Technology FundamentalsLocklin Technical College
Welding TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Welding TechnologyChipola College
Welding TechnologyEmerald Coast Technical College
Welding TechnologyFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Welding TechnologyGeorge Stone Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
AccountingUniversity of West Florida
Aircraft Airframe MechanicsEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
Aircraft Power Plant MechanicsEmbry 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 University of West Florida
Computer EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Computer ScienceUniversity of West Florida
EconomicsUniversity of West Florida
Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
FinanceUniversity of West Florida
ITUniversity of West Florida
Management Information SystemsUniversity of West Florida
ManagementUniversity of West Florida
ManufacturingGulf Coast State College
Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Supply Chain Logistics ManagementUniversity 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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