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Is being a commercial airline pilot a good job?

Is being a commercial airline pilot a good job? Is it exciting and fun job? Is it stressful? Do you get to work with good people? Also, lets say I have a masters degree (MBA) would there be opportunities to get to a higher rank (maybe manager) and make some more $$$? This one is important: Is it worth all the training? I know pilots have to go through a lot of training, so, is it worth the training?

Asked By: - 8/30/2011
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Seems like a lot of people answering this question don't know what the heck they are talking talking about. First off if your not a complete airplane enthusiast and by that I mean you run outside and look up every time you hear a jet fly over, just walk away now its a rough road full of a lot of potholes and if you don... More
Answered By: CRJPILOT - 9/3/2011
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1) Is being a commercial airline pilot a good job... More
Answered By: SR7 - 8/30/2011
 
Right now, no. However, only for the pilots who don't have a true passion for flying. you have to love aviation to be an airline pilot... More
Answered By: Brett - 8/30/2011
 
It truly depends on many factors... More
Answered By: pilotman - 8/30/2011
 
A career in aviation as a pilot will only work out for people who actually want to be there and love doing it. If you love aviation like me, you love every bit of your job
Answered By: ht Freerider - 8/31/2011
 
No, it's not worth it. No matter how passionate about aviation you are, it will become 'just a job' eventually. Those who say otherwise haven't been in the business long enough (they're most likely new regional airline pilots). Yes, it is very exciting at first. Once you get into your 30s, get married and have... More
Answered By: Rob G - 8/31/2011
 
Yes it is a good job. Even better if you love flying... More
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