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Back in  the days, humans were able to ‘fly’ with balloons filled with hot air or gas.

A few decades later, the Wright Brothers developed an aircraft called The Wright Flyers.

After another decade, designers surpassed the Wright Flyers by designing flying boats, passenger aircrafts, and today’s observation platforms with radios and telegraphs.

We get to see the sophisticated techniques in aviation now thanks to the constant improvement in this industry.

Who knows what new breakthroughs you can discover with a career in Aviation?

What is Aviation?

What is aviation?

Why should you study Aviation?

You will learn everything that is related to aviation as well as main subjects such as marketing, economics, and finance.

The subjects that are related to aviation would be engineering, the airlines, and even how to fly a plane.

Aviation schools have really good relationships with different airports, therefore you will learn about the way every airline works. You know what the coolest part is? You actually get to go to the airport to see the work process there, the pilots will give lecturers, tips and advice about aviation and the aircraft.

Additionally, you will work for a few weeks in an airport where you start at 9am and finish at 5pm. The numerous training sessions will prepare you for the numerous career opportunities in this industry.

What are the skills you need?

Skills needed in aviation.

Communication Skills

You will engage with a lot of clients and therefore it is very important that your verbal, written, spoken, and listening skills are good.

Critical thinking

You need to be able to recognise a problem and think critically to solve it.

Command and Authority

Pilots don’t have time to hesitate. You must be a good leader and be confident in the actions you take. This is mandatory if you want your passengers to experience a safe flight.

What are the jobs I can get with this degree?

Airline Ticket agent

These agents are the so called Ground Stewardesses. You will have a lot of contact with customers at the airport. There are a few departments where Ground Stewardesses can work; counters for departures, arrivals, luggage, check-ins and reservations.

Flight Attendant

Flight attendants work during the flight. So they travel with the passengers to the destination to ensure that the passengers are safe and comfortable. Customer service is very important.

Pilot

An airline pilot will fly the passengers from one place to another. As an airline pilot, you and the other flight attendants will ensure the passengers of their safety and comfort. Make sure your physical health is steady when applying for this job!  

What is the expected salary?

Below are the expected salaries of some popular jobs in this industry.

 

Flight attendant
(per year)

Airline pilot/Co-pilot
(per year)

Entry level

US$ 34,000

US$ 50,000

Mid-career

US$ 41,000

US$ 81,000

Executive

US$ 45,000

US$ 117,000

Senior

US$ 51,000

US$ 155,000

Source: payscale

Top 10 Aviation Universities

Made up your mind about studying aviation? These Aviation universities are ranked top 10 worldwide. Take a look:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  2. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  3. Purdue University, USA
  4. University of California--Berkeley, USA
  5. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  6. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  7. Beihang University, China
  8. Stanford University, USA
  9. Arizona State University--Tempe, USA
  10. Saint Jose State University, USA

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