Careers that need a pilots license?

I love flying and would like to make it part of a future carer, but i find that the life of an airline pilot is less than satisfactory. I would like to know if there are any other jobs that need or would greatly benefit from having a pilot license? I would also prefer a starting salary that averages greater than 30k.

Asked By: - 4/21/2010
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There are no occupations outside of being a professional pilot that require you to hold a pilot certificate that I'm aware of, but there are jobs where it can come in handy. Some people who have jobs that require extensive travel own a personal aircraft and do as much flying as they can, conditions permitting. Just... More
Answered By: Zaphod_Beeblebrox - 4/22/2010
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You could be a private pilot, flying for company's, world leaders, and the Hollywood elite. But they usually want people with experience either with a commercial airline or the military. You could join the military also. If you dedicate yourself, you could fly super advanced warplanes, 200+millions dollar pieces of... More
Answered By: Joe - 4/21/2010
You could work towards your Commercial/Instrument/Multi-engine license and do pipeline/powerline flying to build time. Once youv'e built up your time past 1500 hours, you need to get your ATP and from there the skies the limit! You can fly charter, Airmed, Corporate, Airline. And don't forget, get your CFII certificate... More
Answered By: loafer99us - 4/21/2010
All of the answers above will get you a starting salary way below 30k (I don't know about the military though), and you will struggle for many years at minimum wage, awful quality of life. I don't know of any pilot jobs that would get you starting at 30k+. What about flying on the side?
Answered By: Romain - 4/21/2010
no offense but your question can't be answered. the last part cancels every job title. UNLESS, you are extremely lucky, know someone in aviation willing to help, or you are again, extremely lucky. You are not going to find a 30K job without getting an ATP and jumping into a regional airline... More
Answered By: mcraigor - 4/21/2010
Most of the good flying jobs, outside of airline flying (e.g. corporate flying, flying some rich/famous person around, test pilot for Boeing, etc) go to people with a lot of flying experience. That usually means ex-military and/or ex-airline pilots... More
Answered By: Rob G - 4/22/2010

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