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Northwest Florida Career Pathways

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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.

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Featured Careers

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 Transportation and Logistics)


Occupations Highlight

We have information on more than 400 occupations available in Northwest Florida, including salary and other information.

Learn more about Aircraft mechanics and service technicians)


Partner Spotlight

Learn more about our partner institution, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University


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FAMU has eight fully-funded endowed eminent scholars chairs including two in School of Journalism and Graphic Communications, four in the School of Business & Industry, one in the College of Education, one in Arts and Sciences, and one in its School of Pharmacy.

The university offers 62 bachelor's degrees in 103 majors/tracks. 38 master's degrees with 56 majors/tracks are offered within eleven of the university's 13 schools and colleges. Two professional degrees and eleven PhD degree programs are offered.


Florida A&M University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since 1935.

College of Law

The College of Law occupies its own 160,000-square-foot building at 201 Beggs Avenue in downtown Orlando. The four-story building was designed by Rhodes+Brito Architects of Orlando. The new building opened to students in 2005. Of the 1,807 who applied to the school in 2009, 630 were accepted and 234 enrolled. Seventy-seven percent of the entering class are Florida residents, and 42% are non-minority students. The mean LSAT score of the 2009 entering class was 146.

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The School of Pharmacy was organized in 1951. It received its present name in 1985 in recognition of the expanded role and mission of the college in professional and graduate education. It is now one of the largest colleges of pharmacy in the country. It offers a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharmacy Doctorate) and also a PhD program in Pharmacy. The fall Pharmacy Doctorate enrollment was 1,068, and FAMU has produced over 20% of the nation's African-American pharmacists. The Pharmacy School in 2009–2010 graduate student enrollment is 122, with 42 PhDs, 21 Doctor of Pharmacy, 45 MPH, and 14 MS candidates. The school has graduated over 60% of African-American PhDs in pharmaceutical sciences, since 1990. In 2003 it was ranked third in the nation for research funding through the National Institute of Health and consistently ranks as one of the top funded pharmacy school in the southeast.] It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through June 30, 2010.

FAMU/FSU College of Engineering

In its brief but impressive history, the College of Engineering has become one of the premier learning centers of its kind. Since it opened its doors in 1982, the college has grown to a wide range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs that span seven disciplines in five departments.

The College of Engineering was established as a joint program serving two universities in Tallahassee, Florida: The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a historically black college, which received national recognition as the College of the Year in 1998 by Time Magazine and the Princeton Review for minority enrollment and academic excellence, and The Florida State University, a Research 1 Carnegie institution with worldwide recognition for its extensive graduate and research programs.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has been widely hailed for taking the initiative to create programs to align academic curriculum with industry needs. The College ensures that the students learn what they need to learn through quality teaching and research. All programs offered by the College have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Our primary goal is to provide a challenging and educational experience for our students that enables them to become effective engineering professionals in an increasingly technological society, one in which the demand for their services already exceeds supply.


FAMU’s annual research funding currently exceeds $54 million. Research is funded by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. For 2007-2008, the largest source of funds was $15.1 million from the US Department of Education, followed by $6.1 million from the Department of Agriculture (most of which is allocated to FAMU by virtue of it being a land grant university.) FAMU's two largest research areas are agriculture and heath sciences. The Pharmacy College's research funding for 2009-2010 is $22.5 million ($21.0 million in federal, $1.1 million in state support, and from $325,046 private industry support) with over $37,301,715 committed through 2012.