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Aircraft Mechanic JobsWhat's the Job Outlook for Aircraft Mechanics?
By Kyle Garrett
Aircraft mechanic jobs should continue to grow, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Their study suggest that the number of people working in aviation mechanic jobs will increase by 7% between 2008 and 2018. This growth will be primarily caused by an increase in air traffic due to growing worldwide populations, economies, and increased desire for travel. As the airlines and associated industries expand, the need for aircraft mechanics will go up accordingly. Read more about aviation maintenance technician salaries.
Aircraft Mechanic Job Demand
In the coming years, many job openings will be created by retiring aircraft mechanics and others leaving the industry to work in related jobs like auto and diesel repair. If you become an aircraft mechanic, you can rest assured knowing your trade crosses over to many other industries.
Aircraft Mechanic Job Openings
The highest paying aircraft mechanic jobs are found at the major airlines. As can be expected, competition for these jobs is also huge. However, you're most likely to get a job at a regional airline or discount airline, because these types of carriers are growing quickly. But don't expect the same pay and benefits as the majors
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