Careers


Although most Aviation Science students are focused on becoming career pilots, the aerospace industry contains multiple facets of aviation. From airport management to space exploration, the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science prepares you for a successful career in aviation - whether you choose to remain in the cockpit or on the ground. The following aviation employment careers are all attainable and represent only a fraction of the available opportunities for newly graduated aviation professional.


Flight Deck Careers:
Airline Pilots

Airline
Corporate
Military
Missionary
Law Enforcement
Test Pilot
Sight Seeing

Search and Rescue Pilot
Aerial Firefighter
Flight Instructor
Personal Pilot
Cargo
Agriculture
Simulator Instructor

Employers:


Government
Individual Aircraft Owners
Major Airline Companies
Missionary Groups
Tour Companies

Flight Schools
Cargo Transport
Crop Dusting Companies
Flight Test Companies

Inspector



Aviation Logistic Careers:

Human Factors
Aircraft Design
Safety Engineer
Aviation Analyst

Security Officer
Airport Management
FBO Management
Engine Design



Employers:
Federal Aviation Administration
Aircraft Manufacturers
Major Airline Companies
Flight Test Companies
AOPA
Government
NASA
FBO Companies


How to LAND the job:

  • Acquire Internships; these will create vital networking opportunities
  • Fly as much as possible, being proficient in flying an aircraft will be the most attractive aspect of your portfolio and flight time is one of the biggest qualifications for employment
  • Volunteer in many aviation areas, this will help you to find an aviation career that best suits you.
  • Display confidence, good judgment, a hard work ethic, the ability to adapt, enthusiasm, and sensibility
  • Consider taking low level jobs at airports, FBO's, manufacturing companies, etc. to gain experience in the aviation field.