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.

For a full listing of competencies

Please visit our Job Competency Library to explore competency definitions, behavior statements, interview questions, and associated TEAMS Titles.

Job Competency Library

Accounting & Finance
Administration & Management
Agricultural & IFAS Operations
Animal & Veterinary Care
Communications, Sales & Marketing
Education & Training
Facilities Operations
Health Care
Human Resources
Information Technology
Compliance, Legal & Audit Services
Libraries & Museums
Life, Physical & Social Sciences
Office & Business Administration
Public & Environmental Safety
Research & Grants
Student & Academic Services

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.
  • 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