No, You can start your career right out of high school. You can earn money and gain real-world experience while your friends are still in school. Plus, avionics technicians are in high demand, which means there’s likely an open position waiting for you right now!
Yes! Having a great career in aircraft electronics is based on your passion for learning or working with others to solve the needs of customers. The opportunity for everyone is abundant in this industry. Diversity helps build trust and relationships with customers, allowing them to succeed in any role within the profession.
A career in aircraft electronics can be a lucrative position with continued education and experience. The salary for entry-level avionics techs typically starts around $40,000 per year, but it can quickly grow to more than $70,000 per year. Superstars can make six figures. In addition, most aviation careers offer great benefits, comfortable working environments and access to continued training and education.
None; however, there are multiple certifications that will make you more marketable to hiring organizations. (AET, GROL, A&P).
No, many leaders in the aviation industry started their journey as an avionics technician or aircraft mechanic.
Avionics technicians are found in every facet of the aviation industry; from small, general aviation shops, to manufacturing, major airlines, and aerospace. The possibilities are endless, with additional opportunities for experienced technicians to take leadership roles.