Career Pathways in the
Energy Industry

Be a part of building our country’s energy future through an exciting, rewarding career in energy! There are many well paid, challenging careers in energy that allow you to benefit millions of people every day. Careers in energy range from engineering, operations, maintenance and construction, and offer a strong career pathway.

First

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

Job   2015 Avg Hr Rate
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders   $20.74
Asphalt Blenders   $18.26
Inspectors   $15.20

Next

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

Job   2015 Avg Hr Rate
Machinery Maintenance Workers   $21.92
Machinists   $18.10
Builders   $14.35
Welders   $17.67

Later

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

Job   2015 Avg Hr Rate
Industrial Engineers   $31.48
Mechanical Engineers   $30.32
Chemists   $31.93
Architectural and Engineering Managers   $55.79
Industrial Engineers   $31.48

First

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

Training Program   Institutions/School
Automation & Production Academy  

Northview High School

Pensacola High School

Gulf Power Academy   West Florida High School of Advanced Technology
Robotics & Energy Academy   Workman Middle School

Next

Programs are certifications, technical programs or 2-year degrees

Training Program   Institutions/School

Electricty

Welding Technology

  George Stone Technical Center
Electricty   Locklin Tech*

Electricty

Welding Technology

A.A. Chemistry

A.S. Engineering Technology (Specialization in Advanced Manufacturing)

A.S., Engineering Technology (Specialization in Mechanical Design and Fabrication)

  Pensacola State College

Later

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

Training Program   Institutions/School

B.S., Mechanical Engineering**

B.S. Electrical Engineering

Chemistry, B.S.

  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