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CareerSource Central Florida is here to help you chart a course for success. Whether you are desiring to start a career, change your career field or just increase your pay, our expertise on local business needs and industry trends help career seekers navigate the job market and reach their professional goals.

Your skills and interests may be the perfect fit for a career in a high-growth industry. Explore the Local Targeted Occupations List to learn more about in-demand, higher-wage occupations in the Central Florida region that includes Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Sumter counties.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Looking for a life-long career path with plenty of growth opportunities? Advanced manufacturing may be just for you. From assembly technicians to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operators, businesses of all sizes are eager to fill these positions. And CareerSource Central Florida has all your training opportunities for these skilled careers that go beyond a high school diploma, but require less than a degree.

$15.75 per hour

Average Wage


Jobs added by 2026

In-Demand Positions
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Food Batchmakers
  • Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
  • Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  • Machinists
  • Helpers--Production Workers
  • Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
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Assembly technicians operate Advanced Manufacturing equipment


If you’re good with your hands and have an eye for detail, the construction industry needs you. From theme parks and tourist attractions to new roads and housing communities, Florida is blooming with positions in this profession. With a year or less of training, you can build yourself a solid career foundation that you’ll love for decades to come.

$17.30 per hour

Average Wage


Jobs added by 2026

In-Demand Positions
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians and Electrician Helpers
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  • Roofers
  • Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters
  • Painters, Construction and Maintenance
  • Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  • Sheet Metal Workers
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By 2030, more than half of Florida residents will be over 55 years old. It’s no wonder that healthcare is Florida’s fastest-growing industry. What does that mean for you? If you have a caring heart and a passion for helping people, you’ll be trained for your first workday in two years or less. And you’ll be a healthcare professional with a rewarding career until it’s time for you to retire and join this aging population.

$17.90 per hour

Average Wage


Jobs added by 2026

In-Demand Positions
  • Licensed Practical / Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Dental Assistant
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Health Technologist
  • Phlebotomists
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Pharmacy Aides
  • Healthcare Support Aides
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Surgical Technologists
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
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Healthcare professionals talk and review results at work


With a record 126.1 million tourists visiting Florida in 2018, it’s no surprise that hospitality is our state’s largest industry. Restaurants, hotels and convention centers are hungry for culinary professionals who do well in a fast-paced environment. If you have an appetite for connecting with people by delivering delicious food and exceptional service, you’ll enjoy a truly satisfying career in less than a year’s time.

$12.50 per hour

Average Wage


Jobs added by 2026

In-Demand Positions
  • Tour and Travel Guides
  • Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
  • Lodging Managers
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Chef, Sous Chef
  • Lifeguards, Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  • Cooks, Food Preparation Workers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Bartenders
  • Food Service Managers
  • Maids, Housekeepers
  • Concierges
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Information Technology & Finance

Have a knack for all things computer and technology-related? Then you’re perfect for a “career of the future” that you’ll have well into the future. Information technology is a promising industry that’s forever moving in one direction—forward. Be trained and career-ready in less than a year as a computer user support specialist, or earn your two-year degree as a software developer. Then be amazed at the opportunities this industry has to offer.

$27.00 per hour

Average Wage


Jobs added by 2026

In-Demand Positions
  • Web Developers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Business Operations Specialists, All Other
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Insurance Sales Agents
  • Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
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Information Technology professionals standing in front of a computer

Trade & Logistics

If you’re a dependable person who likes to keep things running smoothly, you’re an ideal fit in this industry. Without professionals in the trade, transportation and utilities, the entire state of Florida would be powered off and closed for business. Combine your talents with your sense of responsibility to be a true success in this profession. Within a year, you’ll be trained and forging yourself a lifelong career in this thriving field.

$17.50 per hour

Average Wage


Jobs added by 2026

In-Demand Positions
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
  • Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
  • Bus Drivers – Transit, School or Special Client
  • Stock Clerks and Order fillers
  • Avionics Technicians
  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  • Flight Attendants
  • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • Cargo and Freight Agents
  • Transportation Inspectors
  • Airfield Operations Specialists
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