5. Aviation Management
Average Salary: $48,100 to $90,000
Aviation management professionals may work in airline company offices or on the ground at airports, handling administrative services including employee relations, staff scheduling, budget management, and aircraft maintenance planning.
In addition to being responsible for day-to-day operations, an aviation manager also ensures adherence to federal government guidelines concerning safety and labor.
This may require immediate responses and quick decision making regarding emergency situations, inclimate weather, or issues with aircraft or personnel.
Aviation management pays well, but it comes with a heavy set of responsibilities requiring individuals to possess strong leadership, organizational, analytical, and communication skills.