General aviation offers many excellent career paths for those seeking their first jobs, veterans transitioning from the military, or men and women seeking a second career. Numerous opportunities exist for those interested in being pilots, engineers, and maintenance professionals, as well as people pursuing sales and marketing, interior design, and customer service positions, to name a sampling of jobs available. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers study released in 2015, the general aviation industry employs 1.1 million people throughout the United States and supports $219 billion in economic output.
For those just starting out, GAMA is proud to sponsor the annual GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge, which seeks to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills among U.S. high school students and introduce them to the possibility of general aviation as a career. In addition, GAMA offers scholarships for high school and college students pursuing aviation to help them further their education. Furthermore, GAMA provides a list of member companies offering internships throughout the world.
GAMA members are proud to employ more than 28,000 U.S. military veterans. Please contact individual member companies for more information about veteran employment.