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Job market in North Americas

Old 11th Jun 2021, 14:51
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Job market in North Americas

After talking to friends & family over going 0 to CPL, I was stunted by questions of employment, as in, what job opportunities are available for new pilots, approximate pay, etc.
I know pilots will always be required and requirement is rising in remote areas like Asia, Africa, Alaska.. but I don't have a solid grip of the job market, not just for the americas, but anywhere.
North america, because that's where I plan to start, but if the job market is in a bad shape and I will be dead in the water with my shiny CPL and little hours then its a lost cause.
Insights please ? How is employability ? What jobs can I expect to be able to partake in as a freshman(or woman) ?
From my POV (right now, surely it can change once I know more) I think its little matter if I transport cargo, or people, and if its a regional operator with nights at home, or a global operator with weeks abroad.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 15:47
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Just two questions:
  • Do you have a legal right to work in the US? If no, you may want to look into this.
  • Are you aware of the 1,500 hour rule?

You'll need 1,500 hours before you get anywhere near a passenger aircraft, and once you do there's good employment opportunities with the regionals. You'll work there for a few years and hopefully make it to a mainline carrier if that's what you're after. If you don't, there are plenty other options within cargo, regional and private.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 18:29
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Keep in mind "North America" includes Mexico, and formally, Central America and the Caribbean. Some models even include Greenland and Bermuda.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 19:27
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Juppie,

You've asked some big, important questions some of which require clairvoyance to answer. However, there is a school of thought saying the market is getting pretty good for pilots in North America.

Everyone who starts in the civilian route to a flying career faces the same uncertainties you mention but most survive it to one degree of other. No reason you can't do the same. You can remove many of those uncertainties by learning to fly in the military if that is available to you.

I can only suggest you also ask your questions/seek advice in a more US-centric website like https://jetcareers.com/forums/

Best of luck to you.

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