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*
Customer Service Representative $14.09
Bill and Account Collector $16.60
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $17.25
Telemarketer $9.91
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Teller $14.28
Office Manager $26.29
Insurance Sales Agent $27.60
Loan Officer $41.41
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Training and Development Specialists $24.46
Accountant, Auditor $28.87
Financial Analyst $30.42
Financial Manager $59.00

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Avalon Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Gulf Breeze Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Hobbs Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy King Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Sims Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Central School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Jay High School
Accounting and Finance Academy Milton High School
Entrepreneurship Academy Milton High School
Finance Academy Pace High School
Finance Academy Gulf Breeze High School
Legal Administrative Specialit Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Navarre Teaching Academy Navarre High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
A.A. or A.S Business Pensacola State College
A.S. Business Accounting Pensacola State College
A.S. Early Childhood Education Pensacola State College
Legal Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
B.A. Elementary Education University of West Florida
B.S. Business Administration Pensacola State College
B.S. Career & Technical Education University of West Florida
B.S.B.A Finance University of West Florida
B.S.B.A. Accounting University of West Florida
M.Ed. Industrial Technology University of West Florida


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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