AVIATION & AIRPORT CAREERS
Airports across the United States and the world employ thousands of people. These employees range from those with no degree to those with advanced degrees. With so many people needed to keep an airport running smoothly, there are many career paths that can be found, regardless of your level of education or skill set.
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Company Spotlight: Spokane International Airport
Spokane International Airport is a 6,140 acre commercial service airport served by six airlines and two air cargo carriers. The airport processed 3.99 million passengers and 70,387 U.S. tons of air cargo in 2018. It is the second largest airport in the State of Washington and recognized by the FAA as a small hub. The Airport is an employment site for over 3,000 people and an has an important and expanding aerospace industry cluster. The Airport annually has a $725 million annual economic impact on the Spokane Region.
Airport Occupations in Spokane County
Airports are like small cities and careers vary. Starting wages for introductory careers in an airport setting can be $30,000 while schooling and experience for aeronautics engineer and commercial pilots can make over $100,000/year.
Check Out These Resources Below
Federal Aviation Administration
Women in Aviation
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
What Next? Check out these higher education programs.
Spokane Community College Aviation Maintenance Technology
Eastern Washington University Mechanical Engineering Technician
Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science
Washington State University Aerospace Studies
Whitworth University Dual Engineering Program
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