Curious where your pilot certificate can land you? Here are a few non-flying jobs you can score

What happens if you get your degree and license as a pilot–but for some reason, you can’t get a job?

Many think that a pilot’s degree will leave them hanging in mid-air, with nowhere to go.  That’s not true.


Even if your own inclinations or the job market won’t let you land a pilot’s job, there are other career options open to you:

Airport manager

Airline management positions do require aviation-related experience in the field, sometimes along with a management degree. Knowing about airplanes is one of the major requirements of being an airport manager.  Having a pilot certificate and an aviation management degree pretty much fits in this career path.


Commercial drone operator

A pilot certificate is a requirement by new companies that produce and utilize drones. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) like drones needs to have operators that have remote pilot certificates or current non-student pilot certificates. Aviators only need to take an FAA-provided UAS training course online to become fully qualified for this in-demand career path.


Aviation professor

If you do become a pilot and get years of flight experience, you have the option to be an aviation professor. Teaching others how to be competent, qualified pilots can be a rewarding profession. The job has a flexible schedule, with good benefits, too.


No matter where the winds take you, rest assure that choosing WCC will give you the best preparation for any career in Aviation. Know more about the possibilities ahead by going to


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