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Aircraft Mechanics

Employment Prospects


There are approximately 131,690 aircraft mechanics currently employed in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Most work for private airlines. Each airline usually has one main overhaul base, where most of its mechanics are employed. These bases are found along the main airline routes or near large cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Miami.

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