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Avionics Technicians and Drone Operators

Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.

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Skills Needed


Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.


Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.


Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


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


Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.


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


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


Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.


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.


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


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

  • Lower Income Salary $39k
  • Median Income Salary$56k
  • Upper Income Salary $66k

Employment Projections for this Job


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

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    Links to Schools and Programs

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    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.

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