Healthcare Industry

Do you have a passion for helping people? Interested in solving problems? The fast-growing healthcare industry may be perfect for you, whether you work directly with patients or behind the scenes. As one of the most in-demand fields, healthcare offers plenty of jobs and opportunities.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Stock Clerk, Order Filler $12.56
Billing/Posting Clerk, Machine Operator $17.31
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Home Health Aide $11.00
Nursing Assistant $11.89
Medical Assistant $14.44
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $19.88
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Registered Nurse $28.35
Physical Therapist $37.99
Medical and Health Services Managers $44.98
Nurse Practitioner $48.04

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Academy for Health and Medical Professions Gulf Breeze High School
Health Science Academy Jay High School
Biotech Academy Pace High School
Biotech Academy Navarre High School
Nursing Assistant Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Pharmacy Technician Locklin Technical College
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate Pensacola State College
Massage Therapy Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Pharmacy Technician Locklin Technical College
Practical Nursing Locklin Technical College
Practical Nursing Vocational Certificate Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
B.S. Nursing University of West Florida
B.A.S. Supervision and Administration - Healthcare Management Pensacola State College
B.S. Clinical Lab Sciences University of West Florida
B.S. Nursing Pensacola State College
Doctor of Physical Therapy University of West Florida
M.S. Nursing University of West Florida
Master of Public Health 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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