Commercial Pilots:

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-winged aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $67,780.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,143
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.56 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Following Directions
Written Communication
Customer Service
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Employ aviation emergency procedures
Maintain separation standards in air traffic control
Implement visual flight procedures as conditions allow
Employ aircraft safety regulations
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Respond to in-flight data
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues

Getting Information

Review flight data prior to flight
Review maps to determine location or routes
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Read transportation or shipping related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review navigation charts to determine routes
Obtain flight information from dispatcher

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Pilot aircraft
Flight-test new or altered aircraft
Transport cargo
Transport passengers
Operate helicopters in accordance with standard operating procedures

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor engine operation or functioning
Monitor aircraft equipment operation to detect problems
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Maintain air and ground security of aircraft
Observe weather conditions

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect aircraft or aircraft components
Conduct preflight, in-flight, or post-flight checks of aircraft
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Test performance of aircraft equipment
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze factors such as weather reports to determine air routes
Determine geographic coordinates
Project aircraft flight positioning and paths to foresee and prevent conflicts

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Security Clearance
Pilot Certification
Federal Aviation Administration Regulations
Patient Transportation and Transfer
Aircraft Maintenance
Flight Training

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