Hot Jobs in the Sunshine State: 4 High Paying, In-Demand Jobs in South Florida

June 17, 2014 | Did You Know


With a location situated for foreign trade and a population that’s rapidly increasing, South Florida has become a hotbed of economic expansion. This growth has created many high-paying, in-demand jobs for those that are qualified. Below we outline the four top jobs with expected growth in South Florida and explain how you can get qualified in these fields.

4 High Paying, In-Demand Jobs in South Florida

1. Aircraft Airframe or Power plant Mechanics A hub for worldwide travel, South Florida offers many opportunities in aviation — especially for aircraft airframe and power plant mechanics. With median wages averaging $24 an hour and demand expected to rise, it’s a great time to get into this field.

Even if you have no experience, Broward College can help prepare you through one of our affordable aircraft airframe and power plant mechanic programs, which could qualify you to complete your Federal Aviation Administration certification and start your career. For more information visit:

2. Teaching/Education Professionals Florida’s ever-expanding population has created a demand for great teachers. The need for teachers is attracting new talent and recent pay increases from the State of Florida is helping drive competition, bringing the average Broward County teacher salary to $55,704. If you want to make a difference with a well-paying, in-demand job that enables you to positively impact a child’s life, you may want to explore careers in education. Broward College offers programs in Teacher Education to meet your career goals.  Even if you already have a bachelor degree in another field, our Education Preparation Institute provides a pathway to teaching for those interested in making a career switch. Learn more about our programs in education.

3. Database Administrators As technology evolves and South Florida’s business market expands, the need for database administrators is growing. The demand for professionals within the field of information technology is creating job growth and opportunity. With average pay of $36.05 an hour, you can earn as much as $74,000 a year. Broward College’s degree options include certificates, associate’s degrees and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology. We also offer competency-based programs that allow you to complete a degree in as little as 15 months. These affordable programs are offered online, on-campus or in a blended setting to meet your scheduling needs.

4. Logisticians/Supply Chain Management With a median wage of more than $28 an hour and faster than average demand growth, logisticians may be the hottest job in South Florida. A key part of organizations in nearly every industry, logisticians manage the supply chain to ensure that products move efficiently from suppliers to consumers. With an affordable Bachelor of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management from Broward College you can join the field of global trade and compete for a high-paying, in-demand job.

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