Air pilots fly aircraft, including helicopters.
A. Flight engineers monitor aircraft functions and may assist in flying aircraft.
B. Flying instructors teach flying techniques and ground school subjects to student pilots, and train licensed pilots for additional certification.
C. Air traffic controllers manage the flow of air traffic in the air and on the ground. They specialize in one of two areas: controlling aircraft during the enroute portion of their flight or directing departing, landing and taxiing aircraft at an airport.
D. Flight dispatchers authorize flights over assigned routes.
E. Deck officers operate ships and other vessels and supervise deck crew activities.
F. Engineer officers operate and maintain vessels' main engines/equipment and supervise engine room crew activities.
1. Transportation and warehousing - 79.0%
2. Public administration - 8.0%
3. Educational services - 3.0%
1. To be a transportation officer or controller, you usually need a high school diploma and specialized training in your area of transportation.
2. You may need certification or a special licence such as pilot's, air traffic control or radio licence.
3. You may need training, special certificates, and endorsements from Transport Canada.
4. To be a transportation officer or controller who works on ships and other vessels, you must usually complete a cadet program at a nautical or marine training institute or have several years' experience.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma and almost 3 in 10 have a undergraduate university degree.
6. To be air traffic controller and flight services specialists, you usually need a high school diploma and specialized training provided by NAV Canada or the Canadian Forces.
4. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Transportation Officers and Controllers is $27.22/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.