Education: Trade school certification is required for many of the jobs; a bachelor's degree and graduate degree as well as flight time and training could also be required.
Scope: Opportunities for aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians should be excellent for those who have completed a training program. Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks held about 163,000 jobs in 2004. About six out of 10 are employed by airlines. Others work for automobile clubs, hotels, railroad companies, etc.
Airline pilots and flight attendants are celebrities of the airline industry, but two-thirds of all airline jobs are actually on the ground. Even though airline jobs are projected to grow 9% through 2014, expect fluctuations based on vacation trends. Where are the best airline jobs? Regional and no-frills airline jobs should be the top of your list.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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