December 22, 2014

Knowing Yourself

Career Choice: Training needed for types of jobs

There are usually many options for careers within an industry you like. Explore the options first so you don't waste time “recalculating” your journey.

Ginger Broslat | 11/8/2012

Deciding Where to Go

These are some of the industries you can choose from as your career destination.

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business, Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales & Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Choosing a Route

There are many career options within each industry destination depending on the training route you take. Here’s one example of where you could take a career in business:

With a ...  You Could Be a...
Vocational Certificate Bookkeeper or Accounting Clerk
2-year Certificate or Associate Degree Retail or Office Manager
College Degree Accountant or Auditor

And below is another example in the health science field.

With a ...  You Could Be a...
Vocational Certificate Licensed Practical Nurse
2-year Certificate or Associate Degree Registered Nurse
College Degree Physician Assistant

Arriving at Your Destination
These are a few jobs that are projected to pay well and be in-demand over the long term (2015-2019) here in Florida.

Training Required Occupation Avg. Hourly Wage
Vocational
Training
Security & Fire Alarm System Installers $17.83
Heating, AC, Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers $19.20
Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses $19.68
Paralegals or Legal Assistants $22.59
Construction & Building Inspectors $25.96
Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts $34.54
 
Certificate
or
Associate Degree
Meeting & Convention Planners $22.13
Civil Engineering Technicians $24.34
Physical Therapist Assistants $26.93
Dental Hygienists $28.55
Registered Nurses $30.83
Network & Computer Systems Administrators $34.32
 
4 or More
Years of College
Elementary School Teachers $30.78
Accountants & Auditors $31.06
Civil Engineers $39.54
Physician Assistants $43.03
Veterinarians $53.29
Pharmacists $53.31


Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics

For the full list of jobs and wages, visit www.floridawages.com

Tags: Florida Career Connections, Career Choices

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