Engineering and Design

Use new technology for careers that are engaging, technical and fast-paced. Some of the technologies used include computer technologies, sustainable technologies, advanced robotics, and process technologies. A career in engineering will allow you to take part in the process of creating meaningful and impactful products!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Helper – Production Worker $14.61
Helper – Installation, Maintenance $15.92
Welder, Cutter, Solderer & Brazer $18.11
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler & Weigher $18.55
Civil Engineering Technician $19.57
First Line Supervisor of Production & Operating Workers $28.01
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Mechanical Engineer $36.46
Environmental Engineer $40.09
Civil Engineer $45.83
Electrical Engineer $47.52

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Engineering and Design Chipley High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Aircraft Airframe Mechanics Tom P. Haney Technical College
Aircraft Power Plant Mechanics Tom P. Haney Technical College
Automotive Service Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Automotive Technology Chipola College
Electrical Instrumentation Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Electrician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Engineering Technology Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Civil Engineering Florida State University
Electrical Engineering Florida State University

Explore other careers in the area…

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Arts, AV Technology and Communication

Business and Professional Services

Construction and Architecture

Distribution Logistics and Transportation

Health Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology


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.