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Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.

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Skills Needed

97%

Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

94%

Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

75%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

75%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

75%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

72%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

72%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

72%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

72%

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

69%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $67k
  • Median Income Salary$123k
  • Upper Income Salary $219k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

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Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

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Degree Levels Offered

    • Aviation Technology AAS

    Links to Schools and Programs

    Paying for school

    Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

    • 5

      Associate's Degree