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Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Job Information

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.


  • Most workers learn their jobs in 1 of about 170 schools certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Job opportunities should be favorable for persons who have completed an aircraft mechanic training program, but keen competition is likely for jobs at major airlines, which offer the best pay and benefits.
  • Job opportunities are likely to continue to be best at small commuter and regional airlines, at FAA repair stations, and in general aviation.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $54,590/yr ($27.30/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Some college, no degree