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Aviation CareersStart Your Aviation Career Here!
By Kyle Garrett
Aviation Schools Online wants to help you find all the answers to your questions about aviation careers. If you're thinking about getting into the aviation industry, either as a pilot or in one of the exciting ground-based careers, we offer you a starting point to learn about what to expect from each type of career.
Airline Pilot Careers
For many aviators, the airline pilot job is the ultimate goal. To become an airline pilot, you'll need to earn multiple licenses and ratings at your flight school. Typically, students interested in airline careers will spend at least a year in flight training and several years after that building hours, especially in multi engine aircraft.
Corporate Pilot Careers
If you want to fly business jets for a living, you probably want a job as a corporate pilot. Corporate pilots usually fly fractional ownership, timeshare, and privately owned corporate aircraft. Read on to learn more about corporate pilot training.
Commercial Pilot Careers
Commercial Pilots are licensed to earn money while they fly just about any type of aircraft. Common commercial pilot jobs include corporate jet / charter operations, crop dusting, banner and glider towing, sightseeing tours, aerial photography, skydiving operations, and much more.
UAV Pilot Careers
Demand for highly trained UAV pilots and sensor operators is increasing rapidly as new ways to use unmanned aerial systems continue to be explored. Expect the UAV industry to expand in the near future. The time may be now to get into this exciting new field.
Helicopter Pilot Careers
One of the hottest new careers in aviation, professional helicopter pilots fly a variety of missions including oil rig operations, search and rescue, news and photography, law enforcement, firefighting, and more. Learn more about helicopter pilot training.
Aircraft Mechanic Careers
FAA licensed aviation maintenance technicians are in high demand and are needed in a variety of industries including major and regional airline operations, corporate fleet maintenance, helicopter operations, and general aviation.
Air Traffic Controller Careers
As an air traffic controller, you'll be primarily responsible for maintaining separation between and guiding aircraft to and from airports. Demand is strong for these highly trained and well paid positions.
Flight Dispatcher Careers
As a flight dispatcher you will prepare flight plans, weather briefings, flight routes, weight & balance calculations, and fuel requirements for most of today's large aircraft and fleet operations. Typically, flight dispatchers work in the airline, cargo, and corporate aviation industries.