Demand up, personnel down in aviation industry

Demand up, personnel down in aviation industry
July 11, 2016
Aviation Careers
Thinking about a career in aviation? The field is booming but there’s a chance you didn’t know it.

July 11, 2016
The Herald-News.com

Thinking about a career in aviation? The field is booming but there’s a chance you didn’t know it.
That’s because, said Eric Jones, department chair and assistant professor of aviation and transportation at Lewis University, those employment opportunities “are really being undersold.”

The 2015 Boeing Pilot and Technical Outlook forecasts that between now and 2034, the aviation industry will need to supply more than one million new aviation personnel—558,000 commercial airline pilots and 609,000 maintenance technicians. “There’s a lot of opportunity for young people to get involved in aviation,” Jones said.

And while Lewis University’s aviation maintenance technology degree has a more than 100 percent hiring rate he said it’s also “probably the most undersold degree we have.”

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