Career Outlook

The demand for well-qualified pilots continues to expand.  According to the Boeing Company, “Airlines across the globe are expanding their fleets and flight schedules to satisfy demand generated by global economic expansion." Over the next 20 years, they project the world's airlines will need an additional 637,000 trained pilots. North America will need 117,000 pilots; Europe will need 106,000 pilots; Africa will need 24,000 pilots; the Middle East will need 63,000 pilots; Asia Pacific will need 253,000 pilots, Latin America will need 52,000 pilots; and the CIS will need 22,000 pilots.1

Career Opportunities as a Bryan College Graduate

As a licensed pilot and Bryan College graduate, you’ll have the ability to pilot different types of aircraft and work in a variety of settings and occupations.  Examples include:

  • Commercial Airline Pilot
  • Regional Airline Pilot
  • Charter Pilot
  • Cargo/Freight Pilot
  • Military & Armed Forces Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Bush Pilot
  • Banner Tow Pilot
  • Crop Dusting Pilot

The pay is also impressive! Senior captains flying large airplanes such as a Boeing 747 can earn as much as $300,000 per year with excellent benefits. Other airline captains with ten years of experience make in the range of $150,000 annually at major airlines and $80,000 per year at regional airlines. Excellent benefits packages are also typically included.

We invite you to start your pilot pathway at Bryan College today by completing the Request Information Form above, calling us directly at (619) 448-2212, or exploring our proven pathway to becoming a Professional Pilot.


1On the internet at https://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/2017-pilot-outlook/#/quick-facts. Visited on 1/17/2018.

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