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Careers - Employment Opportunities - Level 3

 

AIRCRAFT AND SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
Career Title Education Requirements Who Employs
Major/National Airline Pilot College preferred; most require 4-year degree Major and national airlines
Regional Airline Pilot College preferred; most require 4-year degree Regional airlines
Regional Airline Pilot College preferred; most require 4-year degree Helicopter operators, corporate flight departments
Corporate Pilot College preferred; most require4-year degree Companies with flight departments
Air Taxi Pilot College preferred Fixed base operators, air taxi operators
Flight Instructor H.S. diploma Flight schools
Military Pilot College degree U.S. Armed Forces
Astronaut Engineering, physical science, physics, or similar advanced degree NASA
AIRLINE AND AIRPORT OPERATIONS
Career Title Education Requirements Who Employs
Fixed Base Operator Manager H.S. diploma; college degree sometimes preferred Fixed base operators (FBOs)
Lineperson H.S. diploma Airports, airlines FBOs
Station Manager H.S. diploma; experience preferred Airlines
Scheduling Coordinator College degree preferred; experience helpful Airlines
Flight Dispatcher Dispatcher's license; college degree and experience preferred Airlines
Air Traffic Controller FAA training; college preferred Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Safety Inspector Engineering degree and/or experience as pilot or mechanic FAA
Concession Workers H.S. diploma Airports concessionaires
Fire and Crash Rescue Special training; college preferred Medium to large airports
Ground Attendant H.S. diploma Airlines
Ramp Service Personnel H.S. diploma Airlines, airports, FBOs
Cabin Maintenance Mechanic H.S. diploma, technical training Airlines
Ramp Planner H.S. diploma; experience preferred Airlines
AIRLINE AND AIRPORT SERVICES
Career Title Education Requirements Who Employs
Ticket Agent H.S. diploma, two years college preferred Airlines
Reservations Sales Agent H.S. diploma; two years college preferred Airlines
Flight Attendants H.S. diploma; special training; college preferred Airlines
Baggage Handlers H.S. diploma Airlines
Sky Caps H.S. diploma Airlines
Cargo Handlers H.S. diploma Airlines, air flight companies
Air Freight/Cargo Agent H.S. diploma, shipping experience Airlines, air freight operators
Passenger Service Agent H.S. diploma; experience helpful Airlines

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