What Can I Do With a Major in Aviation?

Henderson State University offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation with an emphasis in either Aviation Management, Maintenance Management or Professional Pilot.

Major Related Skills

  • Good group skills
  • Logical thinking
  • High performance under pressure
  • Ability to follow procedures
  • Ability to get along with a wide variety of people
  • Alert and clear-headed work habits
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Confidence
  • Ability to stay focused on one task for an extended time

Related Job Titles (some may require additional training or education)

  • Accident Investigator
  • Aerial Photographer
  • Agricultural Flight Operator
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Airport Manager
  • Astronaut
  • Aviation Security
  • Cargo Plane Operator
  • Charter Plane Pilot
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Military Pilot
  • Passenger Plan Pilot
  • Remote Flight Pilot
  • Safety Inspector
  • Traffic/News Reporter

Major Employers

  • Airlines
  • Distribution centers
  • Government agencies
  • Large industries and corporations
  • Military
  • News stations
  • Package and mail delivery services
  • Public safety offices
  • Touring agencies
  • Wildlife services
  • Agricultural businesses

Professional Associations

Aerospace Industries Association

Air Line Pilots Association

Airlines for America

Airline Association fro Benchmarking & Measurement

American Association of Airport Executives

Arkansas Agriculture Aviation Association

Aircraft Maintenance Professionals Society

Federal Aviation Administration

National Business Aviation Association

National Air Transportation Association

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association

Regional and State Aviation Associations (pdf)

Miscellaneous Links

Thirty Thousand Feetan aviation directory with thousands of links to aviation web pages, aviation news, and other sources of commercial, military, and general aviation information.

Ninety-Nines, Inc.The Ninety-Nines is an international organization of professional women pilots. It works to promote aviation and aerospace educational programs through workshops, fear-of-flying clinics, pilot safety programs, and the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships. The website also provides information on the history of women in aviation

Organization of Black Airline Pilots: OBAP's focus is the advancement and promotion of aviation educational opportunities for African-Americans. The website includes membership information, scholarships, and a job placement program.

Soaring Society of America: The SSA provides education opportunities and safety information for pilots of sailplanes. Services include Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics, Safety Seminars, Distance Learning Activities, and more.

National EMS Pilots Association: NEMSPA represents current and former EMS pilots in matters of safety, continuing education, communication, and quality of service for the air medical transport industry. It publishes Air Medical Journal and AIRNET Newsletter.

International Society of Air Safety Investigators: Provides access to links to foreign government investigation agencies via the GASIG Directory, as well as Forum magazine, annual seminar proceedings, and more.