Aviation and Aerospace Industry

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 or 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*
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, Weigher $ 22.52
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $23.13
First-Line Supervisor of Production $32.46
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Machinery Maintenance Worker $27.87
Aircraft Mechanic, Service Technician $31.07
Avionics Technician $33.24
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Aerospace Engineer $37.75
Electrical Engineer $43.09
Mechanical Engineer $43.17
Systems Software Develoeper $46.12
Industrial Engineer $50.57

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Pre-Engineering Academy Avalon Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Holley Navarre Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Sims Middle School
Pre-Engineering Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Aviation Academy Milton High School
Engineering Academy Navarre High School
Pre-Engineering Academy East Bay K-8
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
A.S. Aeronautics Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
A.S. Aviation Maintenance Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Aviation Airframe Mechanics George Stone Technical College
Aviation Power Plant Mechanics George Stone Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
B.S. Aerospace Engineering Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
B.S. Computer Engineering University of West Florida
B.S. Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Santa Rosa County, please contact Charlin Knight at (850) 983-5058, or submit this form:

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

Santa Rosa County students can make decisions about Career Academies in Middle and High Schools in Feburary and March for the following school year. See a full list of Santa Rosa County Career Academies.

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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.