Landing the Job: How to Get Your Aviation Career Started

Have you ever dreamed of flying? Have you ever considered pursuing a career that lets you do just that? Or maybe you’d rather not be several of feet off the ground but would prefer to help fix the machines that take us there?


The aviation industry continues to grow. According to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), by 2026, 480,000 avionics technicians will be needed in order to maintain the thousands of new aircrafts that will be added over the next 20 years. Which makes this the perfect time to start your aviation career!


Each of the jobs in the industry will require skilled and qualified workers but this isn’t a problem because there are several ways to move forward in the world of aviation.


The starting line


Choosing the right school is the very first (and one of the most important) decisions you can make when starting off your Aviation career. It can’t be just any old school as aviation is a specialized industry that requires specific knowledge and skills in order for you to be able to work in it.


Choosing the right school is important for one to succeed. Do your research, ask for help, or even go to the schools themselves to see which one is the right fit for you.


Of course, choosing an institution will also depend on the kind of work you want to do. WCC has several schools for the various career paths you can go to: WCC Aeronautical College, WCC Flight Attendant School, and WCC Pilot Academy, and within each of these schools, there are so many things you can learn and specialize in.


To succeed in any aviation school, just as in any school, you have to know how to focus and study smart. Manage your time wisely, and don’t let any setbacks keep you from going for what you really want to do. If you have your goal in mind, you’re set.


Getting certified & licensed


There are different certifications and licenses for each profession. To be a pilot, there are several types of certifications you can get. To be an aircraft mechanic or part of the cabin crew, you need to pass your exam and interview in order to obtain a license.


Once you obtain a license, you can apply for a job at the airline of your choice. Here are just some examples of what you’ll be earning if you decide to get into the industry:


  • If you were to become a First Officer at a major airline, you can earn as much as P180,000 a month, and you’ll earn even more once you become a captain.
  • Aircraft mechanics can earn from P15,000 to P25,000 a month in the local labor market but an Aircraft Mechanic A position has a salary of P30,000 to P35,000. In the U.S., the base pay is at around $3,015 a month, while in Singapore, you can earn $3,000 to $3,500 (Singaporean dollars).
  • A flight attendant’s salary ranges from P18,000 to P26,000 at entry level and can go up to P36,000 to P54,000 for those with experience and are highly-trained. In North America, you can earn around $3,612 per month.


Learn & love


One of the biggest things to consider when venturing into any career is how passionate you are about it, especially in the aviation industry. To start a career in aviation requires a lot of time, energy, and resources so if you don’t plan on doing it for a long time, it’s probably not the most practical of things to go for. But if you have the drive and determination to become a professional in the aviation industry, then you can succeed.


The first steps into this industry isn’t going to be easy but it is certainly going to be one hell of a ride once you get started. Whether you wish to be a pilot, a flight attendant, a mechanic, or an airline manager, soar into new heights (literally!) and choose WCC to help you turn your dream into a reality.


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