Human Factors and Aviation Safety Jobs

Aviation safety jobs abound in the modern aviation industry as media outlets focus more and more on the safety systems in place at airlines and other commercial aviation organizations. Aviation human factors and safety degree programs through the College of Aeronautics prepare students for aviation safety jobs as well as positions focusing on human factors in design and product development. As airways become busier and technologies and systems more complex the need for more, and more qualified, candidates in aviation human factors and safety jobs is increasingly apparent. Students pursuing human factors and safety degrees today are absolutely critical to the success of the aviation industry. 

Real-World Experience

Classes get you theories. The only place to get experience is in the workplace. That is why the College of Aeronautics challenges its students to take advantage of the opportunities available to them. Over the years the College of Aeronautics has worked to foster relationships at nearby airports and local aviation businesses as well as airports and organizations in the industry that lead to student internships. Students have the opportunity to pursue aviation human factors jobs and internships at local airports and other organizations to exercise the concepts they learn in the classroom. Oftentimes these internships and part-time position lead to desirable full-time job offers after graduation.

Careers in Human Factors and Safety

Graduates are prepared for various aviation safety jobs and a range of human factors roles in a myriad of industries. Upon graduation students move on to pursue advanced degrees or start their careers in positions and industries such as...

  • Product Development Team Lead
  • Integration Specialist
  • Ergonomist
  • Safety Scientist
  • Technical Specialist
  • Human Factors Research Scientist
  • Usability Expert
  • Avionics Technician
  • Airport manager
  • Systems Management
  • Airport Security Manager
  • Freight and Cargo Management
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Federal Department of Transportation
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • International Airports everywhere