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


117/135 Graduates*


71/75 Graduates

Myrtle Beach

53/56 Graduates


46/49 Graduates

Statistics based on employable graduates between July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016.

*Pittsburgh campus statistics includes a combination of AMT & AET graduates.

Aviation Occupation Quick Facts

Graduation to Employment

PIA’s average number of days between graduation and employment start date. Statistics based from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016.

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New Techs Needed

Demand unprecedented for pilots and technicians
Boeing Long-Term Market Outlook (2016-2035)

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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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PIA Career Fairs

Check out photos from our Spring 2016 PIA Career Fair.

STS Aviation Group is currently looking to hire 10+ entry-level mechanics ASAP for a long-term opportunity. These positions are paying well for entry-level licensed A&P Mechanics, and offer great commercial experience and hands on training.

Please contact Mark Wygant directly at 800-800-2400 Ext. 8840.
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LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking Avionics Technicians for an opportunity in Cleveland, OH.

This job description is for Cleveland, OH; however, we have openings in SoCal, AZ, and LA.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Avionics Technicians will maintain, inspect, repair, modify, overhaul and troubleshoot commercial aircraft in compliance with policies, manuals, procedures and requirements.

Qualifications and requirements:
Must have at least 1 year of A&P experience. (It’s a preference not necessarily a requirement.)

Current A&P license required (6 months of documented experience within the last 2 years).
Must have the minimum tools as required.
Must be willing to perform other functions and duties as assigned by managers and supervisors.
Must be willing to work any shift.
Must be willing to work overtime (as requested).
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Must have reliable transportation to and from the job site.
Must be willing to perform other functions and duties as assigned by managers and supervisors.
Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.
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