Business, Professional & Financial Services

Problem solvers, strategists, people who are money-minded - they are all needed in professional and business services. Diverse and exciting professional jobs call for out-of-the-box ideas, whether you are a big picture thinker, or you like to fine-tune the details. There are a number of avenues you can pursue including a career in finance, operations, or sales.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Telemarketer $13.55
Customer Service Representative $17.20
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $17.39
Bill and Account Collector $18.82
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Teller $16.80
Insurance Sales Agent $22.28
Loan Officer $29.05
Administrative Services and Facilities Manager $44.23
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Training and Development Specialists $27.46
Financial Analyst $34.02
Accountant, Auditor $34.15
Financial Manager $56.61

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
I.T. Academy Avalon Middle School
I.T. Academy Gulf Breeze Middle School
I.T. Academy Hobbs Middle School
I.T. Academy King Middle School
I.T. Academy Sims Middle School
I.T. Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
I.T. Academy Central School
I.T. Academy Jay High School
I.T. Academy Holley Navarre Middle School
Accounting and Finance Academy Milton High School
Entrepreneurship Academy Milton High School
Finance Academy Gulf Breeze High School
Legal Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Navarre Teaching Academy Navarre High School
Pre-Teaching Academy Hobbs Middle School
Pre-Teaching Academy Avalon Middle School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
A.A. or A.S Business Pensacola State College
A.S. Early Childhood Education Pensacola State CollegeNorthwest Florida State College
Accounting Technology Pensacola State College
Accounting Technology Management Pensacola State College
Administrative Office Specialist George Stone Technical College
Business Entrepreneurship Pensacola State College
Business Management Pensacola State College
Computer Systems and Information Technology Locklin Technical College
Cybersecurity Pensacola State CollegeGeorge Stone Technical College
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate University of West Florida
Florida Childcare Professional Credential Northwest Florida State College
Legal Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Management and Supervision Health Care Management Northwest Florida State College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
National Child Development Associate Northwest Florida State College
Paralegal Studies Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
B.A. Elementary Education University of West Florida
B.S. Business Administration Pensacola State College
B.S.B.A Finance University of West Florida
B.S.B.A. Accounting University of West Florida
Business Economics University of West Florida
Exceptional Student Education University of West Florida
Instructional Design and Technology University of West Florida
Legal Studies University of West Florida
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction University of West Florida
Management University of West Florida
Marketing University of West Florida

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Santa Rosa County, please contact Charlin Knight at (850) 983-5058, or submit this form:

To find about more about Next and Later education and traning programs, please contact our partners.

Santa Rosa County students can make decisions about Career Academies in Middle and High Schools in Feburary and March for the following school year. See a full list of Santa Rosa County Career Academies.

Explore other careers in the area…

Advanced Manufacturing

Agriculture Industry

Aviation and Aerospace Industry

Commercial Arts

Construction Industry

Healthcare Industry

Hospitality Industry

Information Technology & Cybersecurity

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.