Aviation and Engineering

Every successful flight – through the clouds or into space – is the result of amazing work by a dedicated team. If you are fascinated with the magic of flight and have dreamed of being a part of making it happen, consider a career in the growing aviation and aerospace sector!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Helper – Production Worker $14.47
Helper – Installation $15.32
Welder, Cutter, Solderer and Brazer $19.68
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Mechanical Drafter $25.99
Industrial Machinery Mechanic $27.82
First Line Supervisor of Mechanic Service Technicians $31.27
First Line Supervisor of Production $32.46
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Aerospace Engineer $37.75
Mechanical Engineer $43.17
Electronics Engineer $49.42
Industrial Engineer $50.57

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Robotics & Energy Workman Middle School
Fabrication & Engineering Ernest Ward Middle School
Pre-Engineering Beulah Middle School
NFA-ACE Flight Bailey Middle School
Aviation Technology Booker T. Washington High School
Civil Engineering & Architecture West Florida High School
Aerospace Engineering West Florida High School
NFA-ACE Flight Escambia High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Aviation Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics George Stone Technical College
Aviation Maintenance Aeronautics Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Aeronautics Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Business Administration University of West Florida
Computer Engineering University of West Florida
Computer Science University of West Florida
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Information Technology University of West Florida
MBA, Aviation Concentration University of West Florida
Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Escambia County, please contact Steven Harrell at 850-469-5357, or submit this form:

To find about more about Next and Later education and traning programs, please contact our partners.

See the full list of Escambia County Career Academies or for more information about career and technical education in Escambia County middle and high schools, please visit Escambia County Schools Workforce Education.

Explore other careers in the area…

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Business, Professional and Financial Services

Construction and Architecture

Cybersecurity and Information Technology

Health Sciences

Hospitality & Tourism


Public Service and Education

IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.