Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Enjoy working outdoors and/or working with animals? Careers in this pathway supply us with food products and alternative energies, preserve and protect our natural resources, and assure we have bountiful supplies of land to utilize in the future.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Tree Trimmer and Pruner $10.62
Farm Worker and Laborer $14.00
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Biological Technician $16.79
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Forest and Conservation Technician $26.22

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Agritechnology Paxton Middle School
Agritechnology Walton Middle School
Agritechnology Paxton High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
STEM (Science, Techology, Engineering and Math) Northwest Florida State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida
Science and Engineering (Environmental Science) University of West Florida

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

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.

For more information about career and technical education in Walton County middle and high schools, please visit Walton County Career and Technical Education.

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…or explore opportunities throughout Northwest Florida.