Aviation Degrees

Careers in Aviation

What is an Aviation Degree?

For centuries, people dreamed of flying like birds. Today, that dream is possible - thanks to advances in technology and the highly-trained abilities of pilots. Earn an aviation degree and you, too, could possibly become a pilot and fly airplanes and helicopters across the country and around the world.

Pilots fly people or cargo from one location to another. They are responsible for the safety of themselves and their passengers. Not only do pilots operate the plane while in flight, pilots also plot out the course they'll fly before take-off. While plotting the course, pilots take weather and deadlines into account.

To perform well as a pilot should you find employment, you must be able to deal with stressful situations without losing your cool. You will be responsible for the lives of your passengers. You must react quickly if something happens to go wrong during a flight. Most pilots have a college degree and because the number of college-educated pilots continues to rise, many employers are making a college degree an educational requirement. Courses an airline pilot should enroll in include english, mathematics, physics, and aeronautical engineering.

Education is important to have, as the aviation industry is heavily regulated. Pilots cannot fly more than 100 hours a month or 1000 hours per year. These regulations ensure that pilots are completely aware and can perform at their best when they fly. Pilots must also be certified with a license from the Federal Government to work commercially.

The requirements are:

  • Must be at least 23 years old
  • Have flown for a total of 1,500 hours


  • Have gone to school for aviation

According to the Bureau of Labor Services, aviation degree professionals earned $120,000 annually on average. The aviation field is highly competitive, so the best way to get a job as a pilot is to receive a degree in aviation.

Apply now and find out if you have what it takes to be a pilot and fly like a bird.

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