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Career Opportunities With a Major in Aviation and Aerospace Management and Science

There were about 76,000 pilots, copilots, and flight engineers outside of the military in 2008 earning an average wage of $119,750. Applicants need at least 1,500 hours of flying time to be seriously considered by a major airline. Small regional airlines continually hire pilots with less than 1,000 hours of Pilot in Command time. There are also many fixed-base operators in need of aviation professionals who understand the industry.

Skills Related To Aviation and Aerospace Management and Science

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to deal with the public and the aviation industry family

  • Ability to read and write articulately and analytically

  • Clear understanding of relevant technical skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

Potential Careers Related To Aviation and Aerospace Management and Science

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with an Aviation Management / Technology major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Aviation Management / Technology majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Accident Investigator Agricultural Pilot Air Freight/Cargo Agent
Air Traffic Controller Air Traffic Reporting Pilot Aircraft Technician
Airframe Maintenance Airline Manager Airport Manager
Astronaut Aviation Attorney Avionics Specialist
Cabin Maintenance Mechanic Captain Commercial Pilot
Corporate Pilot Fire and Crash Rescue Flight Dispatcher
Flight Instructor Flight Physician Ground Attendant
Helicopter Pilot Inspector Maintenance Technician
Meteorologist Private Pilot Regional Airline Pilot
Safety Inspector Air Crew Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator

Employers In Aviation and Aerospace Management and Science

  • Aircraft Manufacturers and Suppliers

  • Airports

  • Cargo Airlines

  • Chambers of Commerce

  • Colleges/Universities

  • Medical Airline Transports

  • Military

  • Passenger Carriers

  • Private Airlines

  • Professional Journals

  • Test and Development Centers

  • Tourism Boards

Professional Organizations In This Field

Websites Related To Aviation and Aerospace Management and Science


The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.

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