Every successful flight - through the clouds or into space - is the result of amazing work by a dedicated team. If you are fascinated with the magic of flight or have dreamed of being a part of making it happen, consider a career in the growing aviation and aerospace sector!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
First-Line Supervisor $27.31
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, Weigher $19.53
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $20.78

NEXT

Requires 2-4 years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Aircraft Mechanic, Service Technician $25.70
Avionics Technician $29.31
Machinery Maintenance Worker $17.15

LATER

Requires 4 or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Aerospace Engineer $45.69
Electrical Engineer $63.07
Industrial Engineer $37.92
Mechanical Engineer $49.36
Systems Software Develoeper $51.46

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Aviation Academy Milton High School
Electrical and Instrumentation Technology Locklin Tech
Engineering Academy Navarre High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
A.S. Aeronautics
A.S. Aviation Maintenance
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Aviation Maintenance George Stone Technical Center
A.S. Industrial Management Pensacola State College
Electrical and Instrumentation Technology Locklin Tech

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

Training Program Institution/
School
B.S. Aerospace Engineering Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
B.S. Computer Science
B.S. Electrical Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of West Florida

Salary information source: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016