Florida has remained at the forefront of technological innovations since the beginning of IBM in Boca Raton. The industry capabilities are diverse, and include: software design, mobile technologies, communication equipment, modeling and simulation, photonics, plus more. Careers within the industry share a similar focus on mathematical concepts, analytical thinking, and attention to detail. You can begin your career in the industry by getting work experience, enrolling in a training program or earning a degree. There is ample opportunity for advancement through additional training, specializing in a particular niche within the industry, earning credentials, or gaining more experience on the job. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, explore the resources available through Florida Institute Commercialization of Public Research, a non-profit organization that supports innovation and new company creation.