Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Are you still figuring it out?

If you love science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), then consider a career in aviation or aerospace! FAA's STEM Aviation and Space Education (AVSED) program offers lots of ways for you to explore this exciting world through STEM-based activities.

What Will You Be?

The sky really is the limit when it comes to working in aviation. Here are a few career opportunities that are available through FAA and other aviation and aerospace organizations:

  • Air Traffic Control Specialist – promote airplane safety by directing the movement of air traffic
  • Electrician – install, maintain, and repair aircraft electrical systems
  • Engineer – design and develop aircraft and related aviation/aerospace technologies
  • Flight Attendant – travel the world and ensure the safety and comfort of airplane passengers
  • Ground Crew Member – support many aspects of the aircraft while it's on the runway
  • Mechanic – inspect, diagnose and repair aircraft
  • Pilot – fly aircraft and passengers around the world
  • Safety Inspector – develop and administer aircraft safety standards
  • Sales and Service Representative – assist airline passengers with flight travel details
  • Technical Operations Specialist – manage various technical aspects of aircraft operations

Get Started

Check out our current STEM AVSED programs and find a good match:

Elementary (Grades K-4)
Middle School (Grades 5-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)

More to Explore

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