occupations is $48,610, according to the US Department of Labor (USDL). That salary is higher than the median annual wage ($41,950) for all careers. Median annual earnings for workers in installation, maintenance, and repair occupations are $48,750, also higher than the median annual wage for all careers. In addition to good pay and less-demanding educational requirements (and options to earn while you learn), there are many other good reasons to consider pursuing a career in infrastructure. Some of those compelling grounds include the following: • availability of jobs throughout the country, from large cities and suburbs to small towns and rural areas • availability of a large number of jobs because the field is so large • transferability of skill sets to different positions in infrastructure • a growing number of programs and initiatives encourage people of color and/or women to enter the field; these groups have traditionally been underrepresented in many infrastructure careers In this book, you will learn everything you need to know to about preparing for and understanding the career of aircraft mechanic, from typical job duties and work environment to how to train for the field, methods of exploring the field while still in school, and the employment outlook. Finally, you’ll get the chance to read interviews with aircraft mechanics and educators in the interview section of the book. I hope that learning about the work of aircraft mechanics will inspire you to enter this field and learn more about infrastructure, and why it is so important to our daily lives. Good luck with your career exploration!


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