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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Aviation Maintenance Training

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Aviation Maintenance Training

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Aviation Maintenance Training | AIM

The potential of this career field is limited only by your ambition and willingness to learn.

If you are looking for a new career you may want to take a closer look at aviation maintenance. It is a stable career field and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon. Aviation maintenance personnel are essential to the operation of airports across the nation, and while many blue-collar professions are experiencing tight hiring or even drastic reductions in employment the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a modest 2% growth in the demand for Aircraft mechanics and technicians.

Here is everything you need to know to get started in the Aviation Maintenance Field.

How much can I make in Aviation Maintenance?

This is probably the first question that you thought of. According to the BLS the median pay for Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians is $55,230 per year or $26.55 per hour. However, when you are getting started out your hourly wage may be as little as $16.33 per hour. This is the shallow end of the wage scale, however, and wages often top off at a rather high $40.85 per hour or $84,960 annually. To achieve advancement in pay it is necessary to achieve certifications offered at FAA approved technical programs.


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5 Common Misconceptions About Aviation Maintenance Training

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014

5 Common Misconceptions About Aviation Maintenance Training

Aviation Maintenance | AIM

If you have been considering a career in aviation maintenance, be aware of the following five misconceptions.

At first glance, having a career in aviation mechanics seems to be a pretty good gig. That is not to say it is not, but it is a matter of combining the right education with the right opportunities. There is also a lot of incorrect information out there that can be confusing for someone new to the field. If you have been considering a career in aviation maintenance, be aware of the following five misconceptions.

First, most promotional advertising will promise you a well-paying career. Aviation mechanics certainly can be a good way to make some money, but it can vary greatly. If you follow the right steps, you will find yourself on the upper range of the pay scale. However, according to the United States Department of Labor, pay can range anywhere from $35,190 for the lowest 10 percent of mechanics, and $76,660 for the upper 10 percent.


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How to Get Hired in the Aviation Maintenance Industry

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014

How to Get Hired in the Aviation Maintenance Industry

How to Get Hired in the Aviation Maintenance Industry | AIM Schools

Here are some tips on how to get hired in the Aviation Maintenance Industry.

Many skilled and qualified technicians acquire training by certification programs that deliver hands on experience and class room training. If you are in the aviation maintenance field – some of these approaches may help you find the career position you have been working for.

When doing a job search on AOL Jobs, there were fifty aviation maintenance technician and mechanic jobs listed in the state of Ohio alone! There is a lot of advice out there about how to get hired and it generally applies to all job searches a beginning career candidate can perform.
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