PIA Career Services and You

PIA’s Career Services Department takes a hand-on approach to helping you launch your career.  You will meet one-on-one with your career services coordinator on a regular basis.  This focused attention on YOU will allow us to learn about what you want, so we can give you the best tools for your success, such as:

  • Job Opportunities
  • Career Fairs
  • On-Campus Recruiting
  • Career Decision Counseling
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Skills

That sounds pretty great, but we don’t stop there.  We keep track of industry trends, such as salary and wage fluctuations to make sure you have the best understanding of the market and what you can expect. We are continuously networking and expanding our efforts, striving for the absolute best service for our students and alumni.

While the overwhelming demand for skilled aircraft technicians continues to be the hot topic within the aviation industry, your skill-set does not limit you to this profession. Our strong reputation within the industry inherently gravitates these employers to PIA, but our Career Services Department is continuously reaching out and educating other industries of the unique diversity of skills certified aviation technicians are capable of performing.

Campus Graduate Employment Statistics


56/63 Graduates


37/41 Graduates

Myrtle Beach

23/24 Graduates


27/29 Graduates

Statistics based on employable graduates between January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015.

Aviation Occupation Quick Facts

Techs Over Age 50

The Perfect Storm of Aviation Work Force Issues, August 2014 Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine Reader Survey Results.

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New Techs Needed

Demand unprecedented for pilots and technicians
Boeing Long-Term Market Outlook (2015-2034)

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2015 Median Salary

Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians, Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Related Occupations

Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations, Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Read our Alumni Grad Spotlights


PIA Career Fairs

Check out photos from our Spring 2016 PIA Career Fair.

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AirVault Specialist (located at Pittsburgh International) is looking to hire multiple Aircraft Records personnel to be hired immediately. Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug test.

Please email Andrea Smith at asmith@pia.edu, with current resume, if interested.

AirVault Specialist – Aircraft Records
Location: PIT Airport Pittsburgh, PA
Duration: 12 – 18 months
Pay rate $30 hr with SCEPTRE experience $20 hr without exp.

Position Purpose: Serve as a team member on the Aircraft Records Department, responsible for the processing and retention of all aircraft maintenance records.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Learn and understand the policies and procedures of the Aircraft Records department
• Process and review maintenance records to ensure accuracy and completeness.
• Identify and obtain corrections to discrepant records
• Ensures timely, accurate and synchronized data migration from existing formats into the AirVault system.
• Work directly with Engineering, Quality Assurance, Maintenance and other internal groups when records are needed.
• Serve as a liaison to the FAA, coordinating all records requests
• Process component removal and installation records
• Research and resolve unmatched aircraft data
• Distribute and retain documents as required by FAA policy
• Sets up/install inspections in computer system
• Complete other assignments and projects as directed by the Coordinator, Supervisor or Manager

• Bachelor’s degree (4 year degree) or equivalent experience/training
• Aviation maintenance experience/knowledge (especially aircraft components and FAA Airworthiness Directives)
• Sceptre, AirVault, and Lotus Notes experience recommended- Candidates with SCEPTRE experience will be considered at a higher pay rate
• Effective communication skills, including the ability to read and follow directions.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills; high level of attention to detail; outstanding organizational skills
• 10-key by touch and typing 50 wpm
• Demonstrate sound decision-making ability
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to handle multiple duties/priorities on a daily basis; ability to function effectively under deadlines and still maintain accuracy; able to keep up in a fast-paced work environment.
• Computer literate, knowledge of Microsoft Office Software
• Ability to work independently, as well as with team members; self-motivated; ‘can do’ attitude

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Jett Pro Line Maintenance is accepting applications for Full-Time Line Maintenance Technicians for our Pittsburgh (PIT) location. The ideal candidate will have the following:

• Valid FAA A & P Certification
• Valid Driver License
• Flexible to work holidays, weekends, or nights
• 5 Years commercial line maintenance experience
• Training documents
• Must already be authorized to work in the United States and show evidence. NOTE: Jett Pro Line Maintenance does not sponsor non-US residents.

Due to the large volume of resumes phone calls will not be accepted.

Please submit your resume as outlined below: Email resume to careers@jettpro.aero or fax resume to (317) 240-5034.
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