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Commercial Pilots

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-winged aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots.

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Skills Needed

91%

Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

78%

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%

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

72%

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.

69%

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

66%

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

66%

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

66%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

63%

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

Wages

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

 
  • Lower Income Salary $35k
  • Median Income Salary$72k
  • Upper Income Salary $140k

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

    • 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