Information Technology

If you have coder’s brain and are always two steps ahead of technology, we have your career. The information technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the economy and the world around us. Consider a rewarding career in the field of information technology & cybersecurity!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Word Processor $12.31
Data Entry Keyer $14.78
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer User Support Specialist $22.45
Computer System Analyst $27.49
Computer Network Support Specialist $27.49
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $31.91
Computer Network Architect $49.75
Computer and Information Systems Manager $52.77

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Web Application Development and Programming Emerald Coast Middle School
Game/Simulation/Animation Programming South Walton High School - Magnet Innovation Center
Game/Simulation/Animation Programming Walton In10sity School of Excellence (WISE)
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Applied Cyber Security Emerald Coast Technical College
Computer Aided Technical Design Northwest Florida State College
Computer Programmer and Analysis Northwest Florida State College
Computer Systems and Information Technology (CSIT) Emerald Coast Technical College
Cyber Security Northwest Florida State College
Network Support Services Emerald Coast Technical College
Network Systems Technician Northwest Florida State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Computer Science University of West Florida
Technical Management Information Security Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Walton County, please contact Abby Kellam at (850) 892-1100 ext. 1553, or submit this form:

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

See a complete list of Walton County Career Academies or 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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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.