Educational Opportunities and Achievements:
City residents enjoy a wide variety of educational services and amenities. The Brevard County School Board operates eleven elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools in the City. Additionally, Palm Bay families have another six charter/private schools from which to choose, providing families with multiple options to meet the educational needs of their children.
Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College) operates a branch campus in the City that also includes programs from the University of Central Florida, Webster and Barry Universities. Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) currently offers a four year degree in General Business and Health Care Management with eight more Bachelor Degrees. Those include Public Safety Management, Sales and Marketing, Advanced Allied Health, Biomedical Sciences, Information Technology Software Development, Information Technologies Program Development and Project Management, Information Technologies Networking Services and Nursing (in conjunction with University of Central Florida). EFSC continues to offer over 100 associates degrees, certificates and fast track training programs with more planned.
Additionally, Florida Institute of Technology, recognized as one of the top 200 Universities in the world - honored in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-14, is located two miles from the City’s northern border and is expanding their operations in Palm Bay.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - You will get informed about the situation of employment in Palm Bay.
Employ Florida - This is Florida's official online portal to virtual job-matching services and many other workforce resources.
78,000 entering the workforce with in-demand occupational skills
Florida has the Fifth-largest active-duty military population with 78,000 anticipated separations through 2018. More than 82 percent of the individuals leaving the military in the next three years will be 30 years old or younger and have in-demand experience and training in fields such as engineering, information technology, healthcare, communications, research and more.