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How many different types of jobs are there in aviation field of work? What are they?

I am very much interested in Aviations. Want to have a career in same field. airline-industry aircraft commercial-aviation general-aviation

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Margaret’s Answer

Working in the airline industry is similar to working in a city. Internal hiring with airlines is common so if you start at an entry-level position you can move up the ladder and bid on many jobs. In fact, many folks with great degrees start in an entry-level job and move up ladder as they demonstrate good performance. I am a physical therapist who specialized in injury prevention. Delta Air Lines hired me to work in their Safety dept and I did that for 12 years. There are many corporate jobs from administrative assistant to project manager, nurse, electrician, engineer and IT. There are so very many folks behind the lines in the airline industry that the jobs are endless. The airline industry also likes young, ambitious talent. The work at an airline is hard and usually long hours as crisis seems to occur frequently - time sensitive matters. I recommend identifying what you are interested in and seeing how those talents can serve the airline industry. I also recommend shadowing someone who works in the airline industry to get an idea of what it's like. Hope this helps.....mba

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Alain’s Answer

There are a lots of Job in the aviation industry particularly in airlines. Airlines run a very complex organization and highly regulated which includes but not limited to the following, flight operations, maintenance and engineering, ground operations, sales and marketing, and administration. If you are into the aviation per say, the hardware side or we refer to as maintenance and engineering. The maintenance and engineering are broken into different division such as, line maintenance, base maintenance, material support/inventory technical management, component repair, maintenance planning, material planning, production planning and control, engineering support services. And these diviosns are broken into different sections and trades/skills such as in base maintenance which includes, airfram, power plant, flight controls, hydraulics, avionics and so forth.

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DORA’s Answer

Hi,
There are so many career opportunities in aviation I don't even know where to start from! It really would depend on your interest, but I hope the few I'm going to list here will help guide your research. I'm currently a flight attendant, but I started out wanting to be a professional airline pilot. I still maintain my pilot license, but I switched my major to do aviation management. Like you, I was very interested in the aviation industry, still am, (I think there's nothing more beautiful or majestic than an aircraft a few feet from landing or has just taken off, but I digress), so everything I'm going to say is from my own experience and research.
There's the obvious professional pilot, can be airline pilot or fly business jets for corporations. You can be an A&P (aircraft mechanic), you can be an air traffic controller, you can just be a flight instructor, you can study aviation management and be working for an airline on the business side, you can be a dispatcher (do flight planning among other things ), etc. If you do not want the special certification to do a specific job, you can always apply to be a flight attendant. Every airline that hires you will train you, so no experience necessary.

I hope I've been able to give you useful information to help you as you explore a career option in aviation, and I wish you all the best in your endeavors. I have every hope that you can achieve everything you set your mind to and are willing to work hard for.
Have a wonderful day!

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