Careers after class 12: Aviation

Industry: Aviation Industry

What is Aviation?

Aviation refers to all the activities surrounding mechanical flight and the aircraft industry. The aviation industry needs qualified professionals who boast a variety of skill sets. Many entry-level aviation jobs include extensive customer service duties requiring strong communication and interpersonal skills. Aviation professionals are not just limited to airline pilots but also include aerospace engineers, air traffic controllers, aircraft equipment mechanics, aircraft dispatchers and cabin crew. They can work at different positions including in-flight jobs, administration servicing customers, maintaining military and commercial aircrafts, etc.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities in the aviation industry include participating in aircraft tests
  • Maintaining engines and piloting planes
  • Designing new aircrafts
  • Attending customers

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Students pursuing a career as cabin crew/ground staff should have graduated class 12 from any stream (Science/Commerce/Arts). Aspiring pilots/aviation engineers must have graduated class 12 with science stream.

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.B.A. in Airport Management | Aviation | Airline and Airport Management
  • B.Sc. Aeronautical Science | Aviation
  • B.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Diploma in Airport Management | Ground Staff & Cabin Crew Training| Aviation Hospitality

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Aviation

Top Institutes for Aviation courses

1. Presidency University, Bangalore

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.B.A. Aviation Management

Tenure- 3 years


2. AIMS Institutes, Bangalore

Value for Money- 3.7/5

Bachelor Courses- B.B.A. Aviation

Tenure- 3 years


3. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal 

Value for Money- 3.7/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering

Tenure- 4 years


4. School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

Value for Money- 3.5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.B.A. Aviation Management Airport Capacity Management

Tenure- 3 years


5. Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai

Value for Money- 3.4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering

Tenure- 4 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Aviation


Pay Aviation

Expert View

Avani Chaturvedi“After being in the combat role of the air force and flying the aircraft, I realised there is nothing which a woman cannot do. Those who possess the physical and mental fitness, be it men or women, they can take up combat roles.”

— Flying officer Avani Chaturvedi,
First Indian woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to complete
a solo flight in a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft.

Chelsey Sullenberger“My message going forward is that I want to remind everyone in the aviation industry – especially those who manage aviation companies and those who regulate aviation – that we owe it to our passengers to keep learning how to do it better.”

— Chesley Sullenberger
American retired Air Force fighter pilot and airline captain,
speaker on aviation safety.

Also read: Careers after class 12: Aeronautical engineering

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