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Choose a Career in Aviation Management
Earn an Air Traffic Control Specialization for More Job Offers
A career in aviation management with flight opens the door to a myriad of career possibilities. Interesting and challenging, a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management at Florida Tech's College of Aeronautics gives you a comprehensive background in aviation studies, management and business. Through the expertise of the professors, you will be ready for aviation management careers in air transportation, air commerce, airport planning, airport management and aircraft sales and insurance.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides detailed information about hundreds of occupations, including, entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects including related aviation management careers such as pilot, airport terminal controller, air traffic controller, airport manager and coordinator, airfield operations specialist, aviation support manager, and more.
Job prospects should be best with regional airlines, low-cost carriers or in general aviation, because these segments are anticipated to grow faster than the major airlines. Most new jobs in air traffic control will result from the FAA's retiring workforce.
Check the handbook on the outlook for a career in aviation management or other related jobs.
For those seeking a career in aviation management, jobs include:
- Various forms of piloting
- Airline Manager
- Airport Manager
- Airport Security Manager
- Air traffic Controller
- Systems Management
- Business Management
- Freight and Cargo Management
- Airfield Operations
Enhance Your Career in the Aviation Industry with an Air Traffic Control Specialty
A career in aviation management is more attainable when the job candidate has a concentration in Air Traffic Control (ATC). The ATC option is an FAA-approved program that meets the FAA's Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative. At Florida Tech, courses in aircraft systems development, air traffic control, airspace management, information support systems and aviation planning not only meet the requirements established by the Airway Science Program of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensure that graduates are qualified to work in a career in the aviation industry having developed a solid foundation in best practices applicable to the industry.
Potential Employers for Aviation Management Careers
Employers that seek out graduates from Florida Tech for a career in aviation management include:
- AirTran Airways
- American Airlines
- JetBlue Airways
- US Airways
- National Transportation Safety Board
- Department of Homeland Security
- Flight Safety International
- Four Star Aviation
- Garrett Aviation
A career in aviation management offers solid income, challenging work and opportunity.
Earn an Advanced Degree
After receiving their aviation management degree, many of our students go to graduate school (often at Florida Tech) for advanced degrees in aviation human factors, airport development and aviation law before entering an aviation management career.