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Pound the pavement?

Yeah, right. Take to the sky!

Seriously. What other career has an office view of 30,000 feet? What’s more, the aviation industry includes a number of unique career paths—flight instructor, aircraft salesperson, even astronaut!

Career possibilities

  • Major airlines
  • Regional airlines
  • Corporate & business aviation
  • Cargo pilot
  • Charter pilot
  • Aircraft salesperson
  • Flight instructor
  • Medical & air ambulance pilot
  • Government service pilot
  • Law enforcement pilot
  • Military pilot
  • Fire fighting pilot
  • Agricultural pilot (crop dusters)
  • Banner-towing pilot
  • Media & patrol pilot
  • Air tour pilot
  • Airshow stunt pilot
  • Contract pilot
  • Test pilot
  • Astronaut


At the Institute of Aviation, we take great pride in helping you achieve your career goals upon graduation. Many of our graduates fly for major airlines. Some choose a military aviation career. And still others fly for corporate partners, such as Flightstar in Champaign.

Our agreements with Republic Airways, Air Wisconsin, Trans States Airlines, and Flightstar, each creates major opportunities with our students. It allows our student pilots to enjoy access to professional pilot expertise, information about industry trends, and how the hiring process works. In fact, students who qualify are guaranteed a job interview.

Parkland Career Center

Whether you’re looking for job interview tips and advice, specific internship opportunities, or just need some general career guidance, Parkland’s Career Center is here to help you every step of the way. Our counselors will assist you with making your career decision, preparing for your job search, and finding a job.

Visit the Career Center today.

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