Since September 11, 2001, the airline industry has faced severe setbacks and economic losses, but with heightened security measures and increased sales, it is finally stabilizing and making room for new jobs and opportunities. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the air transportation industry will grow by 12 percent over the 2002-2012 period.
The aviation industry consists of three major areas—air transportation, aerospace manufacturing, and general aviation. Career Opportunities in Aviation and the Aerospace Industry covers all three, making it an invaluable reference not only for those who dream of becoming pilots, but also for those who hope to become mechanics, designers, technicians, scientists, and administrators. Eighty up-to-date job profiles provide detailed information about the duties, salaries, and prospects for each career choice. The book covers jobs that require special skills as well as those that don't need specialized training. Extensive appendixes provide directories of appropriate educational institutions, industry associations and organizations, websites, and other useful information.