Advanced 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. This is a high tech industry utilizing 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*
Team Assembler $16.22
Machine Repair Technician $18.72
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers $16.79
Welder, Pipefitter $17.68
CAD Draftsman $21.19
Machinist $22.05
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Mechanical Engineer $36.68
Industrial Engineer $40.75
Systems Software Developer $43.25
Electrical Engineer $47.41

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Advanced Manufacturing Academy King Middle School
Advanced Manufacturing Academy Milton High School
Pre-Engineering Academy Avalon Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Holley Navarre Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Sims Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Biotech Academy Navarre High School
Biotech Academy Pace High School
Engineering Academy Navarre High School
Welding Technology Locklin Technical College
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
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 Management Pensacola State College
AutoCAD Foundations Certification Pensacola State College
CNC Machinist Certification Pensacola State College
Maintenance & Light Repair Locklin Technical College
Welding Certification Pensacola State College
Welding Technology Advanced Locklin Technical College
Welding Technology Fundamentals Locklin Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
B.S. Computer Science University of West Florida
B.S. Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 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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