Become an Aviation Mechanic

Are you interested in a career that provides well-paid opportunities and ensures the safety of the flying public? FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) work in highly-technical specialty occupations involving the continued operational safety of products and articles, keeping U.S.-registered aircraft operating safely and efficiently.

AMTs hold highly-transferable skills that can be used in a broad-range of industries; career opportunities in the aviation sector include employment at airlines, fixed-base operators, manufacturers, repair stations, aviation maintenance schools and in business or general aviation. Specialty fields include avionics, balloons and airships, rotorcraft, and unmanned aircraft systems.

The mechanic is a maintenance technician certificated by the FAA based on personal knowledge gained through training and experience, which is demonstrated via successful completion of written, oral, and practical tests.

Last updated: Wednesday, May 3, 2023