Welcome to the Northwest Florida Career Pathways Portal. The Portal is designed to help you find different careers in Northwest Florida - and then, explore pathways to help you reach those career goals. Educational institutions and Workforce Development Boards throughout Northwest Florida have worked together to build this Portal to showcase careers and educational opportunities throughout Northwest Florida.
Northwest Florida jobs are grouped into six careers. This site will help you identify a career and an occupation that interests you, and point you toward an educational program to prepare you for it.
Learn more about a career in Aviation, Aerospace, Defense, National Security)
We have information on more than 400 occupations available in Northwest Florida, including salary and other information.
Learn more about Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists)
Learn more about our partner institution, Northwest Florida State College
As part of Florida's network of public state colleges, NWFSC offers postsecondary education opportunities to nearly 17,000 students annually. Located in the coastal heart of Northwest Florida, the college has earned a reputation for educational excellence and community involvement in its 47-year history. In addition to a 264 acre campus in Niceville, NWFSC operates a joint campus with the University of West Florida in Fort Walton Beach, the Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs, the Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center in Crestview, the South Walton Center in Santa Rosa Beach and full-time centers at Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field.
In 2008, the Florida Legislature passed the State College Bill to maximize student access to baccalaureate degrees, respond to community needs for postsecondary education, and provide the degrees that best meet Florida's employment needs. The state colleges are eligible to expand more easily the number of bachelor's degree programs they offer so more students in Florida will be able to access higher education degrees, especially in academic areas where the demand for educated workers is exceeding the supply. These baccalaureate programs are more affordable and cost-effective than those at the state university level. The college currently offers baccalaureate programs in Project Management, Nursing, Elementary Education, Middle Grades Math Education and Middle Grades Science Education. While the mission of the institution has expanded, NWFSC continues its long-standing commitment to open-door admissions, associate degree programs, adult education, certificate programs, and affordable tuition.
Throughout the college's history, NWFSC has maintained a consistent record of education excellence. The median grade point average for NWFSC students who transfer to the State University System consistently ranks among the top five in the state. NWFSC professors have been recognized with numerous state and national level awards for instructional excellence. The college's Forensics Debate team has achieved numerous state and national championships. NWFSC students and student athletes are also consistently named to the All-Florida Academic Teams.
In addition to a record of regional and national accolades, NWFSC offers state-of-the-art student computer labs, a top-rated sports complex, a full program of intercollegiate and intramural sports, an ROTC program, a child development center, and a criminal justice training center. The 120,000 square foot Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center on the Niceville Campus provides students the finest in instructional facilities for dance, music, theater, the visual arts and the humanities.