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So You Want to Be an Aircraft Mechanic

There are many reasons to become an airplane mechanic. Airplanes are the preferred mode of transport for many different kinds of goods, mail, people, military use, and animals. Sometimes distances are just so great, flight is the only real option. Airplanes are very expensive items, and it makes sense to look after this investment by keeping them well maintained and serviced. A grounded aircraft will not be making any money, but there again safety of the pilot, crew, and passengers is paramount. There is often a fair amount of pressure to get planes turned around quickly. Many people enjoy working in a team with this kind of pressure to achieve a common goal. This role is a good example of how many people with different knowledge bases and skill sets come together to ensure that the airplane is in good, clean, working order.

Lots of people become airplane mechanics simply because they love aircraft and enjoy being around them. The skill set is easily transferable between different companies and geographic locations. Most large towns have at least one airfield or airport, and these are generally good places to find work. According to the Bureau of Labor Bureau (U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians,) opportunities for trained airplane mechanics are described as "excellent." This is in spite of the effects of September 11 on passenger fights. Since there are not enough trained airplane mechanics to supply demand, pay and benefits are considered fairly generous. This is particularly true of large passenger airlines, where reduced rate travel for family members is frequently offered.



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            Aviation Maintenance Technician
            • Designated as a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Offers several aviation maintenance programs, including engineering, electronics, helicopter, and avionics technology.
            • Tutoring and advising services are available to students at no additional cost.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
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            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
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            • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
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            • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
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            • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
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