Happy National Aviation Day!
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August 19, 2016
On August 19, we celebrate National Aviation Day. What better time to familiarize ourselves with the aviation industry and its many career prospects? If you are one of the many people under the impression that a career in aviation is restricted to pilots or flight attendants alone, think again. This is a diverse and lucrative field that offers numerous opportunities to ascend.
According to aviation workforce expert, Dr. Tara L. Harl, “government and industry forecasts paint a picture of an industry facing critical shortages in the next two decades, as 10,000 baby boomers become eligible to retire each week.” Those shortages spell opportunity for new and experienced aviation professionals with a variety of skillsets, says Aerotek Account Executive, John Brown.
“Traditionally, aviation professionals have worked in one of three segments—military, commercial, or general aviation,” says Brown. But shortages have created opportunities for those already in the field to move from one segment to another. Aerotek Market Research Analyst, Edward Beaver, and data partner, EMSI, highlight that job opportunities for avionics technicians are expected to increase four percent (2015-2017). While these professionals work behind the scenes, their efforts play a vital role in keeping aviation equipment safe.
For more information: https://www.aerotek.com/jobseekers/tools-resources/2016/08/happy-nationa...