There are many aviation career opportunities for both men
and women in the military services as enlisted personnel and
officers. Many military aviation jobs are good preparation
for similar jobs in civilian world. For example, a high percentage
of airline pilots receive their flight training and experience
in the military.
The Air Force offers the greatest number of aviation-related
training and employment opportunities to fly as a pilot or
to work as an aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, electronic
or meteorological technician, just to name a few. The Navy
and Marine Corps also have aviation jobs that are similar
to those in the Air Force. Army aviation is mostly connected
with the operation and maintenance of helicopters and subsonic
light planes. The Army hires flight crews, ground service
people, and weather specialists to support its operations.
The U.S. Coast Guard operates aircraft for search and rescue
The U.S. Military Services employ many civilians for jobs
in aviation, such as aircraft mechanics, engineers, technicians,
and general office workers (i.e. secretaries and typists).
These civilian jobs come under the Federal Civil Service,
and employees perform many of the same tasks and receive the
same wages and benefits as their counterparts in the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) or other Federal departments
The purpose of the Military Services Channel on AvScholars.com
is to provide you with the resources to help you make an informed
decision about your education and career, if you are considering
a career in the military. The programs and information presented
within this channel is intended primarily for US citizens.
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