Career Pathways in the
Business, Professional & Financial Services Industry

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.

First

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma

Job   2014 Avg Hr Rate
Cashiers   $10.03
Planning Clerks   $19.21
Fundraisers   $26.24
Membership Solicitors   $24.89

Next

Requires 2-4 years of education beyond high school or on-the-job work experience

Job   2014 Avg Hr Rate
Tellers   $13.27
Customer Service Representatives   $14.35
Insurance Sales Agents   $25.66
Loan Officers   $39.87

Later

Requires 4 or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience

Job   2014 Avg Hr Rate
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents   $36.20
Accountants and Auditors   $35.50

First

Programs are middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program   Institutions/School
Information Technology Academy  

Jim C. Bailey Middle School

Woodham Middle School

Bellview Middle School

Marketing & Entrepreneurship Academy   Booker T. Washington High School
International Trade and Logistics Academy   Pensacola High School
Cybersecurity Academy   Pine Forest High
Academy of Information Technology   West Florida High School of Advanced Technology

Next

Programs are certifications, technical programs or 2-year degrees

Training Program   Institutions/School

Accounting Operations

Administrative Office Specialist

  George Stone Technical Center

A.S. Business Accounting

A.A. or A.S. Business

  Pensacola State College

Later

Programs are bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programs

Training Program   Institutions/School

B.S. Business Administration

  Pensacola State College

B.S.B.A. Accounting

B.S.B.A. Finance

M.Ed. Instructional Technology

B.S.B.A. Finance

  University of West Florida

*Located in Santa Rosa County
** Program Coming Soon

Organized by Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

Sources

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics - September 2015
Primary Data Collection - Greater Pensacola Chamber