Has becoming a pilot always been your go-to when asked for your “dream job”? It’s a career choice right up there in the ranks with the most popular, astronaut, actor, or even president of the United States!
So, you’ve decided this is what you want to do. You are prepared to finish school, pilot training, 1,500 required experience hours, and get to the sky! But the real question is… do you have what it takes to pull this off?
Piloting is no easy career. So, you might be wondering, what qualities makes for a successful pilot? You must be able to…
Does this sound like you? Well, in that case you’re lucky! Piloting has some amazing benefits.
The View: From 1,000 ft up, you’re bound to have an office with a view!
Job Outlook: Employment of airline and commercial pilots is projected to grow 6% by 2028.
An Elite Group: Aviators are instant family. There has never been a group of people more willing to embrace you with open arms, help you grow, and cheer you on for all of your endeavors!
Smarter Than Before: You’re constantly sharpening your skills as a planner, decision-maker, meteorologist, resource manager, safety operator, mathematician… and the list goes on and on! What can we say, the job calls for it!
Health Benefits: Every job is a bit different but pilots, especially those working for commercial airlines, tend to receive pretty hefty health benefits along with the job. This could be health, life, vision and dental insurance, as well as, oftentimes, a solid retirement plan!
Travel Opportunities: Not only do you see the sights as you travel for work, but you also oftentimes get the benefit of free personal travel and free business travel! Hope you have a lot of places to see on your bucket list!
Whether it’s the median annual wage of $147,220 or your love of travel, excitement, or sense of family that comes along with the job, piloting is an incredibly rewarding career. We’d love to have you join this loving community of aviators.
Remember, when you finally take to the sky, Saker Aviation would love to have you stop by to say hi! Visit our website and find out how we can help you along your piloting journey. Fly safe, fly Saker.