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Begin your Aviation Careers and Enroll in an Aircraft Trade School
Aviation trade schools offer you a selection of paths to success in the aviation industry. Training through an aircraft trade school can prepare you for a number of jobs, such as aircraft mechanic, avionics technician, or aviation maintenance professional. Most aviation mechanics train for 18 to 24 months at one of the 170 schools recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Aircraft trade schools offer programs leading to certifications or degrees in fields that include:

  • Aircraft Maintenance and Aviation Mechanics. Learn the procedures for maintenance and repair of fixed wing aircraft, including powerplants, hydraulics, electrical systems, airframe, and more. Studies can lead or a degree or diploma.
  • Avionics Technicians. Avionics systems are vital to radio communications, radar systems, and aircraft navigation. With career training, you can learn how to maintain and repair these vital instruments. As the level of complexity increases in aircraft technology, so too does the training of avionics technicians.

Aviation Careers Outlook
According to the most recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 130,000 aircraft mechanics and service technicians in the country. Becoming FAA certified as an "airframe" or "powerplant" mechanic can prepare you for some of the best job opportunities. However, FAA certification typically requires ongoing training, classwork, and work experience.

In the end, an education at an aircraft trade school can be both professionally and financially rewarding. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, avionics technicians earned a median salary of $49,310 in 2008, while aircraft mechanics and service technicians earned $51,390.

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If you are mechanically or logistically inclined, enjoy working with your hands and are looking for a career path that offers stability and security, all it might take is focused training  from MIAT to set you on your way.

Programs : Airframe and Powerplant Technician, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Canton: 2955 S. Haggerty Rd. Canton, MI 48188

Operating under the banner of Alta Colleges, Inc., Redstone College offers career-based degree programs in in-demand career fields such as airframe and powerplant maintenance, heating/air conditioning/refrigeration and alternative energy.

Programs : Associate Degree - Airframe and Powerplant, Diploma - Airframe and Powerplant, Diploma - Avionics, and more..

Campus Locations :

Broomfield: 10851 West 120th Avenue Broomfield, CO 80021

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : CNC Machining & Manufacturing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Indianapolis: 7225 Winton Drive Building 128 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Give your career a boost with training from Crimson Technical College!

Programs : Airframe and Powerplant Technicians (A&P), and more..

Campus Locations :

Inglewood: 8911 Aviation Blvd Inglewood, CA 90301

National Aviation Academy is a nationally recognized Aviation Maintenance training school, headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Our programs prepare students for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Programs : Aviation Maintenance Management Technology, AMT, AMP, and more..

Campus Locations :

Bedford: 150 Hanscom Drive Bedford, MA 01730

Clearwater: 6225 Ulmerton Road Clearwater, FL 33760

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs : BS in Aeronautics, BS: Aviation Maintenance Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

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