In this chapter, we will discuss the career opportunities in the aviation industry.
There are various positions in airline.
|Aviation Attorney||Law Degree|
|Aviation Medical Examiner||Medical Degree|
|Cabin Maintenance Mechanic||Diploma / Degree + Technical Training|
|Ground Attendant||Diploma / Degree preferred|
|Information Systems Specialist||IT Degree|
|Ramp Service Personnel||Diploma / Degree preferred + Training|
|Cabin Crew||Diploma / Degree preferred + Training|
Here are some typical pilot positions in aviation −
There are a variety of positions pertaining to airport operations −
|Accident Investigator||Degree + Training|
|Administrative Assistant||Diploma / Degree preferred|
|Air Freight / Cargo Agent||Diploma / Degree preferred + Training in shipping|
|Airframe and Powerplant Inspector||Diploma + Technical Training + A&P License|
|Airframe or Powerplant Mechanic||Diploma + Technical Training + A&P License|
|Airport Manager||Degree in airport management / BBA / MBA|
|Avionics Technician/Specialist||Diploma / Degree preferred + Technical Training|
|Cargo Handlers||Diploma in Cargo Management|
|Customs Agent||Degree + Training|
|Flight Instructor||Diploma / Degree preferred|
|Food Preparation Specialist||Diploma / Degree preferred + Health Certification|
|Information Systems Specialist||College Degree in IT field|
|Lineperson/fuel handler||Diploma / Degree preferred|
|Marketing / Public Relations||BBA / MBA (Marketing)|
|Operations Supervisor||College Degree|
|Ramp Service Personnel||Diploma / Degree + Special Training|
|Safety Inspector||Engineering Degree + Training in Aviation Mechanism|
|Security Officer||Diploma / Degree preferred + Special Training|
The following are the key skills the aviation employers look for in their prospective employees −
Work Competency − The prospective employee needs to be equipped with the related education in the field of aviation and should be able to demonstrate the procedures if required at the time of interview.
Work Initiative − If there is no work load for some time, the employee must take initiative to do other allied tasks enthusiastically, which aid the business operations. They must invest the time in learning a new skill beneficial to the business.
Mindset of High Ethical Values − The employees must possess ethics such as loyalty towards work and business, and trustworthiness. The employees need to guard the airline business and its reputation by working ethically.
Excellent Communication Skills − The employees need good command over communication skills as they might have to deal with customers, colleagues, superiors, and other persons while on duty. They must use polite and clear language while communicating with the customers.
Team Playing Nature − Since aviation industry is also a business of coordinated efforts, it needs a coherent team to execute a flight successfully and safely. The leading team members must accommodate the younger ones to groom and the younger ones must follow and learn from the seniors. Overall, the teamwork should reflect.
Soft Skills Equipment − The employee must be assertive, courteous, optimistic, and hardworking. The employee must be able to handle anger and control one’s temperament.
Critical Decision Making − There can be times when the employees need to handle critical situation without losing control on oneself and saving assets from a mishap. For such times, the employees’ readiness to think critically and bravery helps.