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
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, Weigher $ 22.32
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $ 23.51
First-Line Supervisor of Production $32.64

NEXT

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

Job Avg Hourly Rate
Aircraft Mechanic, Service Technician $ 38.61
Machinery Maintenance Worker $23.81
Avionics Technician $28.05

LATER

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

Job Avg Hourly Rate
Mechanical Engineer $ 40.89
Electrical Engineer $ 42.87
Systems Software Develoeper $ 45.72
Aerospace Engineer $ 53.74
Industrial Engineer $43.46

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
Pre-Engineering Academy East Bay K-8

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
Aviation Airframe Mechanics George Stone Technical College
Aviation Power Plant Mechanics 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 Engineering University of West Florida
B.S. Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida