Business and Professional 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 and sales.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Medical Secretary and Medical Administrative Assistant $14.61
Office Clerk $14.97
Customer Service Representative $16.15
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk $20.11
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Paralegal and Legal Assistant $17.74
Training and Development Specialist $19.82
Market Research Analyst $27.26
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Financial Analyst $25.93
Loan Officer $34.05
Human Resource Manager $42.91
Financial Manager $50.40

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Administrative Office Assistant Florida Panhandle Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Florida Panhandle Technical College
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Accounting Operations Tom P. Haney Technical College
Administrative Office Assistant Florida Panhandle Technical College
Administrative Office Specialist Tom P. Haney Technical College
Business Administration Chipola College
Business Management Gulf Coast State College
Medical Administrative Specialist Florida Panhandle Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Tom P. Haney Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Business/Management Gulf Coast State College
Project Management Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Explore other careers in the area…

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Arts, AV Technology and Communication

Construction and Architecture

Distribution Logistics and Transportation

Engineering and Design

Health Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology

Manufacturing

Public Service and Education


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.