College or $70,000 a year? Aviation industry scrambles for mechanics as retirements loom

  • Boeing estimates the aviation industry will need 754,000 new aircraft technicians over the next 20 years.
  • About 30 percent of the current ranks of aircraft mechanics are at or near retirement age and they’re retiring faster than they’re being replaced, the Aviation Technician Education Council said.
  • Young mechanics can quickly earn $72,000 a year.

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Mechanics are in high demand!

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