PIA Career Services and You
PIA’s Career Services Department takes a hands-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.
Click on the name of any occupation for Bureau of Labor and Statistics description. Median wage data based on December 17, 2015 Publication of the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Aviation Occupation Quick Facts
PIA’s average number of days between graduation and employment start date. Statistics based from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016.
Demand unprecedented for pilots and technicians
Boeing Long-Term Market Outlook (2016-2035)
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians, Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook
Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations, Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook
“L3 in Lexington was a great start and my wife and I loved Lexington. What a town! Now we are in Savannah, GA at Gulfstream and they offered ma a position that blew me through the roof. I am a Senior Tech making $30/hr with room to move around after 18 months. I was absolutely blown away by the offer (which I accepted immediately).”
Senior Tech for Gulfstream
“My training from PIA prepared me for the workforce by teaching me hydraulics, electricity and safety. The courses have rounded out my previous job experiences and have made me a valuable asset in today’s workforce. I recommend PIA to other people because I had a great learning experience.”
“PIA took me from my high school days of just “getting by” and passing the time until school was over, to preparing for an industry where school never ends.”
PIA Career Fairs
Check out photos from our Spring 2016 PIA Career Fair.