Flying High

By Arkansas Next staff on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Did you know?

Aerospace is one of Arkansas’ most profitable industries and one of the state’s leading exports. And that means an abundance of jobs!

According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission:

The state’s aerospace and defense companies employed more than 14,000 at an average wage of $62,875 in 2017.

From 2010 to present, nearly 1,300 aerospace jobs have been created statewide. The outlook of the aerospace industry makes it a perfect field to look into when considering a job in a technical profession.

In addition to aerospace jobs like aircraft mechanic and avionics technician, cybersecurity jobs at defense and commercial aircraft companies like Lockheed Martin are increasingly common. There are 28 institutions in Arkansas that offer cybersecurity-related education programs. Some of these programs are degree/certificate-based and others are training courses that don’t necessarily offer a degree.