Career Pathways

Aerospace Careers

The aerospace industry cluster in South Carolina offers a variety of career paths.  

As our founding advisory board chair Steve Townes likes to say, “Once you get into the aerospace industry, you will have a well paying, fulfilling job for life!”

The aerospace industry offers a wide array of job opportunities – from manufacturing to maintenance, from pilot to air traffic control. The average aerospace worker in South Carolina has a salary of over $78,000 per year, well above many other manufacturing related careers. With many workers nearing retirement, it has created a major need for us to prepare the next generation of aerospace workforce. 

Aerospace Degree Paths and Programs

1-2 Year Degrees and Programs

~ $60-80K

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMTS)
  • Avionics (Electrical Systems) Technician
  • Aircraft Assembly Technician 
  • IT Specialist
  • Robotics Operator
  • Mechanic
  • Plant Floor Manager
  • Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller

4 Year Degrees and Programs

~ $90K & Above

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • IT/Cybersecurity Expert
  • Supply Chain Expert
  • Research & Development
  • Management Fields

Greatest Need in SC Aerospace

  • Certified Aircraft Mechanic – AMTS

  • Welding

  • CNC Programming and Operation

  • Aircraft Painters

  • Airline Pilots

  • Air Traffic Control 

1-2 Year Degrees and Programs

~ $60-80K

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMTS)
  • Avionics (Electrical Systems) Technician
  • Aircraft Assembly Technician 
  • IT Specialist
  • Robotics Operator
  • Mechanic
  • Plant Floor Manager
  • Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller

4 Year Degrees and Programs

~ $90K & Above

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • IT/Cybersecurity Expert
  • Supply Chain Expert
  • Research & Development
  • Management Fields

Greatest Need in SC Aerospace

  • Certified Aircraft Mechanic – AMTS

  • Welding

  • CNC Programming and Operation

  • Aircraft Painters

  • Airline Pilots

  • Air Traffic Control 

Find Aerospace Jobs

The aerospace industry is a diverse field, with a multitude of commercial, industrial and military jobs.

Click on the links below to find aerospace related jobs in South Carolina:

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