Time for a Higher Education

Florida Tech Times Higher EducationTimes Higher Education ranks Florida Tech in the Top 200 Universities in the World! Additionally, Florida Tech was noted for a score of 99 out of a possible 100 in the citations category, making it #10 in the world for citations.

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This fact will make your pay day!

Florida Tech College Salary ReportThe current College Salary Report ranks Florida Tech graduates' mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida universities. Other national universities with salaries for graduates similar to Florida Tech's include Columbia, Yale, Brown and Johns Hopkins.

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Incredible Alumni

Florida Tech AlumniFlorida Tech alumni number more than 50,000!

They include the first female four-star general, Ann E. Dunwoody, and dozens of other military officers; a National Teacher of the Year, Tracey Bailey; the director of a NASA center; five astronauts who have flown on the space shuttle; an Olympic medalist; and a major league pitcher among thousands of engineers, scientists, pilots, entrepreneurs, and more.

Careers in Aviation Management

Aviation management careers are among the most challenging, interesting and exciting jobs available for those with an undergraduate degree in aviation management. A Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management opens the door to career possibilities both flight and non-flight related.

Florida Tech's College of Aeronautics professors boast comprehensive backgrounds in aviation studies, management and business. Their experience translates to a robust curriculum and hands-on opportunities applicable to careers in air transportation, air commerce, airport planning, airport management, and aircraft sales and aviation insurance.

Pursuit of aviation management careers by Florida Tech graduates is enhanced by not only the stellar facilities of the College of Aeronautics, ranked as one of the safest flight schools in the U.S., but by the clubs and organizations available to students such as Collegiate Aviation Business Executives.

Internship opportunities also abound, with Florida Tech aviation management degree students serving internships with virtually every major U.S. airline and hundreds of airports and consulting companies.

Career Outlook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides information about specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions and job outlook, among other things. The handbook has information on related aviation management careers including airport terminal controller, air traffic controller, airport manager and coordinator, airfield operation specialist, aviation support manager, and more.

All told, aviation management careers offer solid income, challenging and exciting work. Check the handbook on the outlook for a career in the aviation industry that most interests you.

Career Options

Careers can range from airline manager to airfield operation manager. For those seeking aviation management careers without first attaining a graduate degree, jobs include:

  • Airline Manager
  • Airport Manager
  • Airport Security Manager
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Systems Management
  • Business Management
  • Freight and Cargo Management
  • Airfield Operator

Aviation management careers include work with organizations such as:

  • Federal Department of Transportation
  • Flight Safety International
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
  • Four Star Aviation
  • Garrett Aviation
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • International airports around the world

Enhance Your Career in the Aviation Industry with an Air Traffic Control Specialty

Aviation management careers will likely offer even greater opportunity if the job candidate has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management with a concentration on Air Traffic Control (ATC).

The ATC concentration is FAA-approved as it 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 more than meet the requirements established by the Airway Science Program of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They also ensure that graduates are qualified to work in a career in the aviation industry with a solid foundation in best practices applicable to the air traffic industry and avitation management.

Potential Employers for Aviation Management Careers

Employers seek out graduates with an aviation management degree from Florida Tech including top airlines and organizations such as:

  • AirTran Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • JetBlue Airways
  • US Airways
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Flight Safety International
  • FAA
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Various International Airports

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 the workforce.