Why Consider Aviation Jobs?
Aviation Economic Impacts
Aviation is Big Business
The overall annual economic output of aviation in Texas is $59.5 billion dollars. That translates to over 770,000 jobs and over $23.2 billion dollars in related salaries to aviation employees. See the trend from these numbers? Aviation is big business and creates a high amount of paying jobs.
Below are a few facts about Texas’ aviation system that can help help explain more about the positive impacts the industry has on the State and North Texas:
- Texas’ 25 commercial airports enplaned 67.7 million passengers in 2010.
- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the 4th busiest airport in the nation (8th busiest in the world) with more than 27 million passenger enplanements.
- More than 7.8 billion pounds of cargo landed at Texas airports in 2010.
- Texas has almost 51,000 certificated pilots.
- In 2009 there were over 19,400 active aircraft in Texas, 2nd highest total in the nation.
- Stinson Field in San Antonio has the 5th busiest contracted airport traffic control tower in the nation with Denton Municipal the 8th.
What About Demand for Aviation Jobs?
Still not convinced why you should consider a job in aviation? When deciding on a career it is important to know its future demand and the outlook too. Take a look at projections from 2010-2020 in North Texas for the following aviation careers to see how you could be in high demand with the right aviation training and education.
- Over 6,500 pilots and flight crew
- Almost 12,000 aircraft mechanics, technicians, and systems assemblers
- 4,500 aerospace engineers
- 8,620 flight attendants