Aviation Careers Are Taking Off

It’s true—this is indeed a great time to choose an aviation career.

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General Aviation Flight Hours Per Year
9500000
Number of U.S. Jobs Driven by General Aviation
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Full- and Part-time Workers Employed in General Aviation

AviationWorks4U brings together diverse aviation and aerospace industry and education stakeholders around a common goal: increasing the number of students pursuing innovative aviation and aerospace careers. Our stakeholders play a critical role in the $247 billion U.S. economic engine that keeps America moving.

We provide jobs, role models, and engaging curricula that ensures the aviation spark that inspired so many to enter the industry finds our best and brightest—and takes hold—to prepare students throughout the nation to become aircraft pilots, aerospace engineers, aviation maintenance technicians, unmanned aircraft system operators, and other aviation and aerospace career fields.

We are dedicated to promoting careers throughout our industry to ensure the availability of these unique careers for generations to come. That’s why we have partnered with youth-focused organizations to inspire you, our nation’s youth, to become the next generation of aviation workers. Aviation works for us—follow in our footsteps and see how AviationWorks4U.

Did you know that, prior to COVID-19, everyday U.S. airlines transport about 2.5 million passengers and nearly 58,000 tons of cargo, making the airline industry a major contributor to the United States economy? Commercial aviation helps drive 5% of U.S. GDP (the equivalent of $1.0 trillion in U.S. economic activity) and more than 10 million U.S. jobs, annually. Heading into the pandemic, U.S. airlines added about 195,000 jobs between April 2010 and February 2020 – a 35% increase. In the five years preceding the pandemic, U.S. passenger airline job growth outpaced overall U.S. job growth. General aviation supported $247 billion in total economic output, $128 billion in GDP, and 1.2 million total jobs in the United States in 2018. Emerging technologies like Urban Air Mobility, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and others are growing rapidly, with some forecasts projecting the total addressable market size for urban air mobility to reach $2.5 trillion by 2050 in the U.S. alone. The aviation industry is experiencing a high demand for nearly every career field. That means your aviation career outlook will remain strong as aviation careers keep growing. Now’s the time to get on board!

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