Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers:

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $124,780.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 976
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.16 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Critical Thinking
Following Directions
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Employ aviation emergency procedures
Maintain separation standards in air traffic control
Implement visual flight procedures as conditions allow
Employ aircraft safety regulations
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Respond to in-flight data
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor equipment or instrument gauges and displays
Monitor engine operation or functioning
Monitor aircraft equipment operation to detect problems
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Maintain air and ground security of aircraft
Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Pilot aircraft
Flight-test new or altered aircraft
Transport cargo
Transport passengers
Operate helicopters in accordance with standard operating procedures

Getting Information

Review flight data prior to flight
Review maps to determine location or routes
Read transportation or shipping related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review navigation charts to determine routes
Obtain flight information from dispatcher

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions
Inspect aircraft or aircraft components
Conduct preflight, in-flight, or post-flight checks of aircraft
Test performance of aircraft equipment
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Coordinate flight control or management activities
Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement
Communicate work orders and plans to airline, air traffic, or airfield personnel
Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Security Clearance
Pilot Certification
Federal Aviation Administration Regulations
Patient Transportation and Transfer
Aircraft Maintenance
Flight Training

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