Career Pathways in the
Information Technology & Cybersecurity Industry

If you have coder’s brain and are always two steps ahead of technology, we have your career. The information technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the economy and the world around us. Consider a rewarding career in the field of information technology & cybersecurity!


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

Job   2015 Avg Hr Rate
Data Entry Keyers   $13.01
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers   $15.20


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

Job   2015 Avg Hr Rate
Software Developers, Applications   $36.60
Computer Programmers   $35.12
Computer Systems Analysts   $39.97
Network Designers   $28.27


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

Job   2015 Avg Hr Rate
Civil Engineering Technicians   $22.80
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists   $31.02
Mechanical Engineers   $30.32
Computer and Information Systems Managers   $61.95


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

Game and Application Development


Ferry Pass Middle

Cybersecurity Academy


Pine Forest High School

Game Simulation and Animation   Tate High School
Academy of Information Technology   West Florida High School of Advanced Technology


Programs are certifications, technical programs or 2-year degrees

Training Program   Institutions/School

Computer Systems & Information Technology

Applied Cybersecurity

  Locklin Tech*

Computer Systems & Information Technology

Applied Cybersecurity

Network Support Systems & Network Administration

  George Stone Technical Center

A.A. Computer Information Systems

A.S. Computer Programming and Analysis

  Pensacola State College


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

Training Program   Institutions/School

Cybersecurity Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

  Pensacola State College

B.S. Computer Engineering

B.S. Electrical Engineering

B.S. Computer Information Systems

B.S. Computer Science (Specialization in - Computer Information Systems, Software Engineering or Cybersecurity)

B.S. in Computing and Information Sciences: Cybersecurity

B.S. Interdisciplinary Information Technology (Specializations in - Digital Enterprise, Information Technology or Networking & Telecommunication Technologies)

M.S. Administration (Specializations in - Cybersecurity, Database Administration, Software Engineering Administration)

M.S. Computer Science (Specializations in Computer Science, Database Systems, Software Engineering)

  University of West Florida

*Located in Santa Rosa County

** Program Coming Soon

Organized by Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties


Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics - September 2014
Primary Data Collection - Greater Pensacola Chamber