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Drone Pilots

Employment Prospects


The majority of drone pilots are employed by the U.S. military (especially the Air Force, but also the Army and other branches), intelligence agencies (such as the Central Intelligence Agency), defense contractors (such as General Atomics, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon), law enforcement agencies, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, and companies that provide aerial monitoring services to farmers. In addition, drone pilots work in many other industries, including utilities, film and television, shipping, construction, insurance, real estate, and energy. Some drone pilots launch their own businesses to provide services to a wide range of customers. 

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