The current job market has more high-earning opportunities than ever. Many of these high-earning industries only require a two-year degree or industry certification. Broward College, which ranks as one of the top colleges in the number of certifications earned by graduates, offers programs aligned to life-changing careers.

Top Earning Industries in South Florida

Health Sciences | Information Technology | Business | Supply Chain  

Health Services Managers


$45.41 p/h Job Growth: 29%

Software Developers


$45.39 p/h Job Growth: 26%

Financial Managers


$58.68 p/h Job growth: 15%

Purchasing Managers


$48.44 p/h Job Growth: 7%

Data source: EMSI - Labor Market Analytics & Economic Data. Job growth estimate through 2031 

IN-DEMAND CAREERS AND DEGREE PROGRAMS

Hot Jobs - Health Services Pathway
Hot Job Pay rate Job Growth Program
Physical Therapist Assistant  $29.43/hour  37%  Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting 
Medical and Health Services Managers  $45.41/hour  29%  Associate of Science in Health Services Management 
Dental Hygienists $28.97/hour  25%

Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene

Dental Assistants $18.25/hour  22% Associate of Science in Dental Assisting
Respiratory Therapists $27.93/hour 21% Associate of Science in Respiratory Care 
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers   $30.94/hour 20% Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
Registered Nurses $32.87/hour 12% Associate of Science in Nursing 
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians $19.78/hour 19% Associate of Science in Vision Care/Opticianry

Hot Jobs - Business Pathway
Hot Job Pay rate Job Growth Program
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $28.14/hour 17% Associate in Science in Marketing Management
Paralegals and Legal Assistants $26.59/hour 15% Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
Financial Managers $58.68/hour 15% Associate of Science in Business Analytics
Management Analysts  $33.12/hour 15% Associate of Science in Business Analytics
Compensation and Benefits Managers $46.76/hour 13% Associate in Science in Business Administration
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $22.43/hour 11% Associate in Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Marketing Managers  $51.31/hour 10% Associate in Science in New Media Communications
Financial and Investment Analysts, Risk Specialists, and Specialists, All Other | $31.90/hour  10% Associate in Science in Business Analytics
General and Operations Managers $43.06/hour  7% Associate of Science in Business Administration
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks |  $19.57/hour 0% Associate in Science in Accounting Technology Available online

Hot Jobs - STEM Pathway
Hot Job Pay rate Job Growth Program
Information Security Analysts $41.72/hour 28% Associate in Science in Network Systems Technology
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts   $45.39/hour  26% Associate in Science in Software Development
Computer User Support Specialists $23.09/hour 10% Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology
Computer Occupations, general $30.63/hour 18% Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology
Database Administrators and Architects $44.10/hour  12% Associate of Science in Network Systems Technology
Computer Systems Analysts  $38.91/hour  14% Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology- Data Management & Analysis
Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations  $42.08/hour 35% Associate in Science, Arts and Bachelor Options are Available

Hot Jobs - IMCT Pathway
Hot Job Pay rate Job Growth Program
Operations Research Analysts  $32.62/hour 26% Associate of Science in Supply Chain Management Operations
Airplane pilots, Copilots and Flight Engineers $100.82/hour 21% Associate in Science in Professional Pilot Technology
Logisticians $25.69/hour  2021-2031: 14% Associate of Science in Supply Chain Management Operations
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians  $30.58/hour 14% Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management or Avionics
Avionics Technicians $24.89/hour 12% Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management or Avionics
Ship Engineers $28.26/hour 36% Associate of Applied Science in Marine Engineering Management
Purchasing Managers $48.44/hour  7% Associate in Science in Supply Chain Management Operations
Construction Managers   15% Associate in Science in Building Construction Technology

What You Need to Know

Job Growth

These hot jobs are projected to grow faster and earn higher wages than average. 

Stand Out

You will earn Certificates as part of these programs to help your skillset stand out. 

Save, Earn, Grow

You will save thousands of dollars in tuition while fast-tracking your earning potential.

Keep Going

You can continue into a bachelor’s program as you move up the career ladder. 

Why Broward College?

Transfer opportunities to state and national universities and colleges.

Ranked second in the state for the number of industry certifications earned by students.

Ranked for affordability - among the lowest tuition rates in South Florida.

Industry partnerships that provide students with internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.