A highly technical and rewarding career.
Avionics technicians use a variety of computer software, troubleshooting skills, tools, and technical data to maintain avionics equipment. Avionics technicians repair and maintain components used for aircraft navigation, radio communication, weather radar systems, and other instruments and computers that control flight, engine, and other primary aircraft functions. Avionics technicians may require a radio telephone licensed by the Federal Communication Commission (FFC).
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Graduates of the avionics technician program are highly specialized, but may easily adapt to almost any electronics technician field including computer repair and consumer electronics. Avionics technicians typically work at or near airports. They may work in a certified repair shop, an airline or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A new area in avionics is the space avionics system which deals with spacecraft technology.
Job opportunities for Avionics technicians are expected to be favorable over the next ten years. The likelihood of fewer entrants from the military and an increasing number of retirees points to enhanced conditions for employment opportunities for students just beginning their training. These jobs are likely to be in the realm of general aviation and at small commuter and regional airlines and Federal Aviation Administration repair stations.
The average wage for this industry is $26.92 hourly or $55,990 annually.
Location and Hours:
George T. Baker Aviation Technical College (Certificate – 1200 Hours)