Career Opportunities Include:
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Airplane Repair Specialist
- FAA Inspector
This program is designed to introduce students to many aspects of the aviation industry and is intended for students with an interest in pursuing any career related to aviation. Students will develop a broad knowledge base in subject areas ranging from the evolution of airplanes and commercial aviation, flight operations, weather, airspace, navigation, regulations, and aircraft systems. Students have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and visit leaders in the field of aviation for career exploration. The program will feature many hands-on labs. Students may take this course for two years.
· Flight Instructor
· Aviation Manufacturing Technician
· Aircraft Maintenance
· Airline Flight Dispatcher
· Airline Pilot
Pilots are highly trained professionals who fly airplanes and helicopters to carry out a wide variety of tasks.
The best opportunities for jobs will be with the regional airlines and business aviation.
In 2002, median annual earnings of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers were $109,580. Median annual earnings of commercial pilots were $47,970 in 2002.
In 2008, median annual earnings of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers were $111,680. Median annual earnings of commercial pilots were $65,340 in 2008.
Median hourly earnings of aircraft mechanics and service technicians were about $24.71 in 2008.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook http://bls.gov/ooh