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Air: Career and Education Opportunities in Pennsylvania

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.

Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.


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Air Cargo Supervisor

Air Cargo Supervisors direct ground crew in the loading, unloading, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. Air Cargo Supervisors need to look for ways to help others. They also need to note the reactions and responses of others in both work and social situations.
Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controllers control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Air Traffic Controllers need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them.
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.