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Air: Career and Education Opportunities in Washington

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.

Washington photo by Kelvin Kay

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.


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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.
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.