Public Services & Education

You can shape the future and make a difference in your community by choosing a career in education or public service. This pathway provides a variety of opportunities to work with people of many ages and backgrounds.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Teacher Assistance $11.93
Customer Service Representative $14.91
Dispatcher (Police, Fire and Ambulance) $15.40
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Emergency, Medical Technicians and Paramedic $15.36
First Line Supervisor of Office and Administrative Support Workers $20.59
Education, Training and Library Worker $23.12
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
First Line Supervisor of Police and Detective $25.93
Education Administrator (Elementary and Secondary School) $40.05
Administrative Services Manager $41.43

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
Childcare Center Management SpecializationChipola College
Combined CJSTC Corrections and Law EnforcementFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Community Health Education Advising TrackPensacola State College
Correction OfficerFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Corrections OfficerGeorge Stone Technical College
Crime Scene TechnicianPensacola State College
Criminal Justice TechnologyNorthwest Florida State College
Criminal Justice TechnologyPensacola State College
Criminal JusticePensacola State College
Early Childhood EducationChipola College
Early Childhood EducationNorthwest Florida State College
Early Childhood InterventionPensacola State College
Early Childhood TeacherPensacola State College
Early Education Advising TrackPensacola State College
EducationGulf Coast State College
Elementary Education Advising TrackPensacola State College
Emergency Administration and ManagementNorthwest Florida State College
Emergency Medical ServicesNorthwest Florida State College
Fire Officer SupervisorNorthwest Florida State College
Fire Technician Northwest Florida State College
Firefighter/EMTGeorge Stone Technical College
Florida Law Enforcement AcademyFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Homeland Security Emergency ManagementNorthwest Florida State College
Infant/Toddler SpecializationPensacola State College
Law Enforcement George Stone Technical College
Law Enforcement, Public SafetyGulf Coast State College
ParamedicNorthwest Florida State College
Physical Education Advising TrackPensacola State College
Public SafetyNorthwest Florida State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
AccountingUniversity of West Florida
AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
Business AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
Business and Management - Public SafetyPensacola State College
Career and Technical EducationUniversity of West Florida
College Student Affairs AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
Criminal JusticeUniversity of West Florida
Curriculum & InstructionUniversity of West Florida
Education - MathematicsChipola College
Education Chipola College
Education Degree (Specific Content)University of West Florida
Education and Professional StudiesUniversity of West Florida
Elementary EducationUniversity of West Florida
Elementary EducationFlorida State University (Bay County)
English Education Chipola College
Exceptional Student EducationUniversity of West Florida
Instructional Design and TechnologyUniversity of West Florida
Law EnforcementFlorida State University (Bay County)
Legal StudiesUniversity of West Florida
Management ConcentrationPensacola State College
Management Information SystemsUniversity of West Florida
ManagementUniversity of West Florida
Middle School Education - MathematicsChipola College
Middle School Education - ScienceChipola College
Organizational ManagementGulf Coast State College
Professional Studies (Criminal Justice)University of West Florida
Reading EducationUniversity of West Florida
Secondary Education - BiologyChipola College
Social Sciences, InterdisciplinaryUniversity of West Florida
Social WorkUniversity 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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