Career Path

At the University of Florida, there are many different ways to develop your career.  Some of these include networking at various workshops, advancing your degree through the UF Employee Education Program, and expanding your working knowledge through many training programs.  The path to career progression is not always linear but is unique to each individual employee. In addition, the direction of one’s career development is dependent on various factors, such as one’s passion, motivation, work history/experience and understanding of the potential pathways.

Potential Career Pathway

Each position at the University of Florida is uniquely designed to meet the requirements and the demands of the hiring managers throughout the campus; however, many positions share some requirements – knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies – that would allow a person to progress from one classification series (i.e. administrative support assistant) to another series (i.e. fiscal assistant).

Given the nature of the complexity of mapping out all possible career paths for each position at the University of Florida, the maps below reflect the common pathways for all staff positions within its job family.  For more information on these job family, please visit the TEAMS Titles  website.

Accounting & Finance

examples include: Accountant; Financial Analyst; Fiscal Assistant


examples include: Director of Advancement; Assistant Director of Development; Alumni Affairs Coordinator

Agricultural & IFAS Operations

examples include: Extension Program Assistant; Extension Program Manager; Farm Manager

Animal & Veterinary Care

examples include: Farrier; Animal Hospital Surgical Technician; Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Assistant

Communications, Sales & Marketing

examples include: Account Manager; Graphic Designer; Marketing Specialist

Education & Training

examples include: Instructional Designer; Education Training Specialist; Career Coach

Facilities Operations

examples include: Architect; Asset Specialist; Custodial Worker

Health Care

examples include: Ambulatory Care Administrator; Clinical Case Manager; LPN

Human Resources

examples include: Human Resources Generalist; Human Resources Assistant; Immigration Manager

Information Technology

examples include: Application Developer Analyst; Computer Operator; End User Computer Specialist

Legal & Audit Services

examples include: Paralegal; Claims Attorney

Libraries & Museums

examples include: Imaging Assistant; Library Assistant; Library Associate

Life, Physical & Social Sciences

examples include: Biological Scientist; Laboratory Technician; Chemist

Office & Business Administration

examples include: Business Intelligence Analyst; Administrative Specialist; Executive Assistant

Public & Environmental Safety

examples include: Law Enforcement Officer; Emergency Management Coordinator; Victim Advocate

Research & Grants

examples include: Data Analyst; Grants Accountant; Research Administrator

Student & Academic Services

examples include: Admissions Assistant; Admissions Officer; University Registrar Services Assistant

It is important to note that:

  • These maps do not promise or provide any guarantee that you will automatically move into the next job. It is just the common pathway.
  • Positions placed in the “stand alone” box on each map do not mean that there is no career progression available. It may mean that the path will cross into another job family.
  • These maps only reflect the progression for all staff positions that are found on UF OnTarget site. Employees in USPS positions that are not listed on the UF OnTarget site can contact Classification and Compensation to determine the equivalent position and appropriate career progression map listed here.
  • For Health Care job family, due to the nature of the partnership between UF and Shands, some career progression paths may cross over to Shands Hospital.
  • Career progression paths can evolve through time as a result of various factors, including change in the nature of the position and demands of job requirements.

For additional information questions or information regarding these maps, please contact John Sun, assistant director for recruitment and staffing, by emailing