aviation mechanic or auto tech? which pays better, most rewarding, benefits etc.?
for the next 2 years ill be going to a career school and can’t decide weather to take an aviation mechanic course or an auto tech/body repair course.
i like the idea of auto more because it’s less stressful to deal with an oil change in a car instead of worrying about the plane your working on crashing.
but is the stress worth the paycheck and benefits of being an aviation mechanic? how confusing and hard is the work?
and is the working for an airline better than other options?
Both have their up sides and their down sides. In aviation unlike automotive everything you do is by the book and you are legally responsible for every thing you do. In automotive if you screw up and the engine fails you can just pull over. In aviation you cant just pull over to the side of the road if something goes wrong. The schooling is harder and you have to pass your FAA exams before you get your certificate but if you get through it you will have your choice of places that you want to go and what you want to do. You will also have the opportunity to make more in aviation then you will working on cars.
As for working for the airlines I wouldn’t recommend it right now unless you had no other choice. With the economic situation and all the airlines going bankrupt I have heard that it is just not a good stable job with many opportunities to advance and make more money. I am personally looking at going to work in corporate aviation or for a DOD contractor.
If you have any other questions you can email me an I will answer them as best as I can.
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