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What are some high paying jobs in the aviation indrusty besides from being a commercial pilot?

I really want to be part of the aviation indrustry.

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JOHN’s Answer

Exploring the world of aviation careers can be an exciting journey. As an Aircraft Mechanic myself, I can tell you that the education period can vary, lasting anywhere from 16 months to 2 years. After finishing school, you'll have the opportunity to specialize in a variety of fields and earn your aircraft mechanics license or an Airframe & Powerplant license.

You could become a structures mechanic, focusing on the airframe of the aircraft. Or, you might find your passion in Avionics, where you'll work on the electrical systems and flight controls. There's also the option to specialize in Composites. If you prefer a broader scope, becoming an Aircraft Mechanic allows you to do a bit of everything.

What's more, this is one of those rare professions where, after gaining a few years of experience, you can easily earn over $100K, even without a high school diploma. So, why not dive in and discover the potential that awaits you in aviation?
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Kess’s Answer

Hello Dee!

Fantastic inquiry! The realm of aviation is vast and diverse, and piloting is just one small facet of it. Depending on where your passion lies, there's a multitude of exciting paths available to you.

If you're mechanically inclined, consider roles such as aircraft mechanic, specializing in either fixed wing aircraft like planes, or helicopters. You could also explore becoming a maintenance manager.

If engineering sparks your interest, roles like propulsion engineer, aerospace engineer, flight engineer, or avionics engineer could be your calling.

If you're drawn to logistics or management, positions like air traffic controller, where you'll be up in the tower coordinating the comings and goings of planes at the airfield, airport manager, ground control, aircraft load master, or airfield operations specialist might be a perfect fit.

And of course, if you're captivated by the idea of flying, roles such as pilot or flight instructor could be your dream come true.

I hope this gives you a clearer picture of the opportunities available in aviation. Best of luck on your journey!
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Courtney’s Answer

Air traffic controllers make a good wage and work directly with the pilots from the ground. This job requires the ability to be very calm and collected under pressure and have clear communication skills.
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Wayne’s Answer

You need to define what is "HIGH PAYING"
Pilots make the most - but it takes probably 20 years to reach the top level $200,000 plus per year. They will spend about $65,000 to get the license they need and 3 to 4 years to acquire 1500 Pilot in Command flight hours to qualify for the Airline Transport Pilot License, which is required to fly for the major airlines.
Mechanics make around $65,000 per year.
Flight attendants make around $60,000 per year, (but it is not an 8 hour day, 5 days a week)
Various other jobs such as Ticket Counter, Customer Service, probably start at about $25 per hour.
I would contact an airline in your area, ie Southwest and see if you can arrange a visit and see some of the different jobs they have.
Best Wishes on your career
Wayne
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Jason’s Answer

it depends on what you like and want to do. The engineers that design the aircraft make good money. i also hear air traffic control is good. im sure the CEO's of the major airlines are paid pretty well, but try not to make financial rewards your determining factor on what path to take.
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