Hello. I have a question on potential job opportunities after being a pilot. Let’s say you decide you don’t want to be a pilot anymore for whatever reason or lost your medical. Where can you go from there? Has anyone heard about how hard it could be finding a job after. I do have a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. But I’m just wondering what jobs are available that I could fall back on.
This is exactly why we recommend obtaining non-aviation degrees, which you have done. If a pilot looses their medical or can’t fly anymore for whatever reason they can still be apart of the operation as an sim or ground instructor or a variety of other “desk-flying” jobs.
If you are asking what types of jobs you can get outside of aviation with your biochem degree… You tell us.
That’s a very nebulas question. As Tory said that’s why it’s always good to have a degree in something else and have a Plan B. That said how hard is it for anyone to find a job in a different field or even find a job in the first place? Do you have other skills? Where do you live? How old are you? etc etc etc. There are far too many factors to answer that question.
It is hard to apply skills and knowledge learned as a pilot in other jobs. Our job is so specific, and the pay can be so high, that other jobs are either not relevant or simply do not pay as well. Even management jobs in the airlines often require the pilot to continue to hold a medical certificate. Our inability to use our skills in other settings is one of the reasons that pilots tend to have very good long term disability plans.