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 Average Hourly Rate*
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $21.26
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, Weigher $24.50
First-Line Supervisor $31.62

NEXT

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Machinery Maintenance Worker $17.17
Avionics Technician $28.05
Aircraft Mechanic, Service Technician $29.15

LATER

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Systems Software Develoeper $33.27
Mechanical Engineer $36.68
Electrical Engineer $37.52
Industrial Engineer $40.78
Aerospace Engineer $49.56

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Pre-Engineering Academy Avalon Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Holley Navarre Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Sims Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Aviation Academy Milton High School
Engineering Academy Navarre High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
A.S. Aeronautics Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
A.S. Aviation Maintenance Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
A.S. Industrial Management Pensacola State College
Aviation Maintenance George Stone Technical College

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

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

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