Career Services

Aviation technicians are in high demand due to the industry shortage caused by current technicians reaching retirement age and less people pursuing careers in technical trade. Those positions need to be filled by well trained, safety focused aviation technicians.

The Career Services Department at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) 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.

While the overwhelming demand for skilled aviation technicians continues to rise, your skillset does not limit you to aviation alone. PIA graduates have found exciting career opportunities within commercial aviation, medical transport, military, space and much more.

Our career services department maintains great relationships with industry employers and continues to introduce students and graduates to exciting opportunities.

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Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

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Aviation Electronics Technology Program

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UNDERSTANDING THE DEMAND FOR TECHNICIANS…
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Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians, Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook

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YOUR PATH AS AN AVIATION TECHNICIAN
GRADUATE SUCCESSES

See where our recent graduates work.

GRADUATE STORIES
  • Finding My Path

  • Hands-On Every Day

  • Learning from the Ground Up

  • My Passion Fulfilled

  • The Antidote for a Desk Job

  • Where I Belong

UNDERSTANDING YOUR AVIATION TRAINING

Aviation technicians are in high demand due to the industry shortage caused by current technicians reaching retirement age and less people pursuing careers in technical trade. Those positions need to be filled by well trained, safety focused aviation technicians.

Technological advancements continue to create more opportunity within the aviation industry. The projected growth for aviation technician positions is 11% by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

No previous training or experience is required for you to find your purpose at PIA. Review our admission requirements to learn more.

The training at PIA emphasizes hands-on learning through projects that mirror the work students may complete as aviation technicians.

Skilled faculty present thorough instruction as they blend their practical experience with new information and techniques.

The length of your aviation technician training depends on your program of choice and training location. PIA’s mission is to provide high quality training in a short amount of time. Click here to view our training options and locations.

The cost of your aviation technician training depends on your program of choice and training location. Click here to view our training options and locations.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Review our financial aid page for more details.

Aviation technicians have dynamic opportunities which include commercial aviation, medical transport, military, space and much more. An aviation technician is essential to every flight. As an aviation technician, you will be part of a team of technicians who make the aircraft safe for passengers and crew.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) graduates have found exciting careers that allow them to work with their hands and solve problems every day. Are you ready to find your purpose at PIA?

Assistance from
career services

If you are coming from a high school or have prior aviation experience, you will receive all of the services we offer.

  • Job Opportunities
  • Career Fairs
  • On-Campus Recruiting
  • Career Decision Assistance
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Skills
JOB RESEARCH RESOURCES

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AVIATIONEMPLOYMENT.COM

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USAJOBS.GOV

AEROJOBS.NET

INDEED.COM

The Connecting Flight to Your Purpose.

– PIA Career Services Department

  • Hagerstown Campus

    Janet Heim

    Campus Coordinator

  • Myrtle Beach Campus

    Mindy Pavilonis

    Associate Director of Career Services

  • Youngstown Campus

    Carrie Grimes

    Campus Coordinator

Recent PIA Employers

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OUR PROGRAMS

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