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“I supervise Aviation Maintenance Instructors who teach aviation maintenance to students working toward FAA certifications. This is a rewarding career since I get to see students develop their skills in order to work in a high-demand, high-wage career field.”

 

- Stan | Alabama Aviation College

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Alabama has a plethora of opportunities for high-skilled, hard-working people who are interested in designing, building, operating, and working on aircraft.

 

Planes and helicopters are used to transport people and products around the world. People working in the aerospace and aviation industry make this possible.

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Career Spotlight

Aircraft Structure & Systems Assembler

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.

Occupation

HIGH DEMAND CAREERS

Education

Salary Range

Aerospace Engineer

Engineering Degree

$58,000-$103,000

Manufacturing Engineer

Engineering Degree

$56,000-$115,000

Quality Engineer

Engineering Degree

$77,000-$119,000

Structure Engineer

Engineering Degree

$58,000-$118,000

Technical Customer Support

Post-Secondary Education

$30,000-$60,000

Avionics Mechanic

Technical Training

$59,000-$62,000

A&P Mechanic

Technical Training

$36,000-$62,000

UAV (drone) Ooperator

FAA Certificate

$28,000-$56,000

Production Machine Operator

Technical Training

$21,000-$44,000

Sheet Metal Fabricator

Technical Training

$30,000-$45,000

Assembler

On-Job Training

$30,000-$77,000

Aviation Inspector

On-Job Training

$57,000-$85,000

Commerical Pilot

FAA Certificate

$49,000-$125,000

Wages vary depending on your education, skills, work experience, attitude, and work ethic.

AVIATION OPERATORS

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES