Careers in Aviation Sciences

Aviation science related degree programs at Florida Tech prepare students to pursue a variety of careers in aviation. Upon graduation students move on to work as environmental scientists, meteorologists, airline and airport executives, flight engineers, and more. The study of aviation sciences is critical to all aspects of the aviation industry. After graduation many students move on to pursue advanced degrees or immediately begin their career in the field of aviation sciences.

Internship Opportunities

The College of Aeronautics prides itself not in just granting degrees and producing graduates, rather the COA focuses on educating and empowering the aviation professionals of the future. That is why so much emphasis is placed on career preparation by professors, advisors, and everyone at the COA. Students are encouraged to take part in projects that mimic real-world industry challenges, pursue internships to get a taste of a real work environment, and participate in and contribute to real-world research to expand our understanding of aviation sciences and perhaps even have a hand in spurring real change in the industry. Students of the College of Aeronautics have the opportunity to build an impressive portfolio even before graduation by participating in aviation internships with companies like...

  • JetBlue
  • Southwest
  • Melbourne International Airport
  • National Weather Service

Careers in Aviation Sciences

  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Airline and Airport Executives
  • Senior Researcher – Government Agencies
  • Professor - Academia
  • Airport manager
  • Meteorologist
  • Public policy specialist on climate change, deforestation, water resources
  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Statistician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Flight engineer
  • Aircraft technician
  • Aviation and aeronautic designer
  • Aviation and aeronautic maintenance
  • Air traffic controller
  • Research and development
  • Bio-medicine


  • Major or regional airline including American, SkyWest, ExpressJet
  • Aviation-related companies such as Harris Corp. and Velocity Aircraft
  • Government Agencies including NTSB, FAA, etc.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)