Ttad From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2522 times:
What aviation careers and jobs can a young person aspire to?
As part of a larger project to encourage kids to consider aviation as a career I'd like to assemble and publish a list of careers and jobs in aviation. There are the obvious jobs (pilot, aircraft mechanic) but there are many more important aviation related jobs that are not as visible or well known.
Pilot, Co-Pilot, Flight-Engineer.
FAA Air Traffic Controller
Airline ground crew
Airport support personnel.
Aviation magazine writer or editor.
Aircraft designer and aeronautical engineer designing new airplanes.
Aircraft assembly at a airplane factory
BA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
One idea I can give you is:
In an old Airliner World issue there was an article on the BA team that sorted out the new Calgary service. It was a recent issue, and I found it really interesting. Personally I think the list you have there is very comprehensive, but you forgot F/A. Speaking as a "kid" of sorts, I aspire to be a pilot .
Ttad From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2484 times:
Thanks for the suggestions. These are all good. How could I forget about Flight Instructor, Test Pilot, and all those jobs a small airports. Oh yeah.. Banner towing, professional stunt pilot, or a employee at EAA, AOPA, etc.
I just thought of Air Marshall & TSA.
One point I will want to make is that not all avaition related jobs involve actually flying. Many jobs in avation are safe on the ground... except for the Airliners.net webmaster job...