Advancement opportunities are expected to continue to grow. Population growth and an expanding economy are expected to boost the demand for aircraft and air travel, contributing to job growth.
Many commercial pilots begin careers as flight instructors, flying smaller airplanes or flying as first officers. By working in entry-level positions, a pilot can acquire experience and accumulate flight hours. This is the key to advancement in commercial aviation. This experience allows commercial pilots to become captain status, fly larger aircraft, and increase travel opportunities around the world. Regional Airlines provide the added level of experience required by the “major” airlines.
What does all of this mean? It means that a future pilot shortage is not a myth. According to USNews.com, “assuming something completely unpredictable doesn't affect the airline industry again, a drastic surge in pilot hiring is likely to be seen in 2011, give or take a year.”
Earnings of commercial pilots vary greatly depending whether they work as airline, corporate or other commercial pilots. Earnings of airline pilots are among the highest in the nation, and depend on factors such as the type, size, and maximum speed of the plane and the number of hours and miles flown. For example, pilots who fly jet aircraft usually earn higher salaries than pilots who fly turboprops. Airline pilots will earn extra pay for night and international flights.
New job opportunities will be found with air cargo due to the increased security requirements for shipping freight on passenger airlines, growth in delivery operations for electronic commerce, and new demand for global freight. With additional education one may wish to have a career as an airport management, air marshal, aircraft inspector, or an air traffic controller.
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Herzing University History:
Herzing University was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to prepare students for careers in the computer industry. Since 1965 business and computer-related education has been the focus of Herzing, even as it grew to encompass campuses in eight U.S. states and the founding of its Online Division, Herzing University Online.
While expanding its campuses, Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business management, electronics, health care, graphic design, and public safety. It also raised the level of credentials from diplomas to Bachelor of Science degrees and associate of science degrees at all U.S. campuses and master's degrees at the Online campus. Herzing University has 11 campuses nationwide, as well as online classes available. The Akron Institute Campus was established in 1970 and has been serving the community for almost 40 years as a provider of hands-on, job-related skills training. Their programs in Health Care, Information Technology, and Business Administration have helped Akron Institute graduates begin rewarding and challenging careers throughout the tri-county area. The managers and executives of Herzing have been leaders in their respective industries, and Herzing University has been nationally recognized for its community service.