4. Avionics Technician
An avionics technician repairs, tests and installs aviation equipment. Such technicians must have a knowledge of electronics, computers and math, and they must possess analytical skills to diagnose equipment problems. Vocational school or two years’ training/education is typically required. These days, there are FAA-required systems that still need to go into tens of thousands of existing planes, so avionics techs are in very high demand.
Salary Range: $41,000–$80,000