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Air: Career and Education Opportunities in North Carolina

Air: The country moves through the air and Air Transportation workers support this. From pilots to aviation inspectors, they make sure the country stays in flight.

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North Carolina photo by Jan van der Crabben

North Carolina has a population of 9,380,884, which has grown by 16.54% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Tar Heel State," its capital is Raleigh, though its most populous city is Charlotte. In 2008, there were a total of 5,497,808 jobs in North Carolina. The average annual income was $35,249 in 2008, up from $34,865 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Carolina was 10.6% in 2009, which has grown by 4.4% since the previous year. Approximately 22.5% of North Carolina residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Carolina include beverage product manufacturing, tobacco manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Mint Hill Country Doctors Museum, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the McGill Rose Garden.


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Aircraft Inspector

Aircraft Inspectors inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations. Aircraft Inspectors need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to actively seek out need information and learn from it.
Airline Pilot

Airline Pilots pilot and navigate the flight of multi-engine aircraft in regularly scheduled service for the transport of passengers and cargo. Airline Pilots need to attend to equipment so as to monitor and adjust its activity. They also need to run the operations of equipment, machinery and systems.