We Probably Don’t Need To Tell You How Important A College Degree Can Be — Even For Pilots — But, Just In Case!
This is one of the questions that we hear about most frequently. Traditionally, pilots may have just sought their required flight certification before setting out on establishing themselves in their chosen industry and getting their career underway. Well, that process was actually pretty similar across the board for all kinds of industries in America. There used to be a much more established pathway to get a job. Back then, an individual had a vocation.
However, the world and the economy have changed dramatically over the last 30+ years, and the rules are slightly different now — and that’s good news for some pilots.
If you’re a longtime reader of ours, by now you know about the pilot shortage that is affecting us industry-wide. Whether you’re a fixed wing student or an old school helicopter pilot — sometimes it seems like that’s all you hear about. You can probably examine your own experiences for a personal perspective on the shortage.
It can be a while before pilots in many industries are able to get the most desirable jobs, simply because it can take some time to get the flight hours necessary to qualify for a lot of those jobs.
But what if we told you there was a way to shorten the wait to get access to some of the aviation industry’s top jobs?
Well, a large number of employers look rather favorably upon a college degree. That’s one of the main reasons that Upper Limit Aviation has always sought to partner up with some of the best aviation college and university programs in the country. We never focus on the minimum requirements, we look at every aspect of our program and try to dream up the most beneficial situation for our students.
A college degree will not only help you get a better job, it will make you a more well rounded person. It will make you more knowledgeable, both in terms of what you may learn in a classroom and about the world and people.
And that’s what we need, and it’s what the best employers out there are looking for.
To learn more about how a college degree and flight training go hand in hand, call Upper Limit Aviation at 1-855-HELIEDU.