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Aviation & Aerospace

New Frontiers for Space and Aviation Careers

Look to the Sunshine State’s eastward horizon to find a growing number of career opportunities in the aviation and aerospace industries. Skilled industry professionals are in-demand in Volusia FL, including mechanical engineers, avionics technicians and production planners. The state of Florida, and specifically the Space Coast, has been leading space launch activity for decades — In 2020 alone, 31 of the 38 US orbital launches were held on this coast. Join one of several companies helping to launch these programs or gear up your industry experience at a host of nationally recognized aerospace higher education institutions in the region.

#8 Best Undergraduate Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Program (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) U.S. News & World Report, 2023
#3 Most Trustworthy Aerospace & Defense Company in America (Aerojet Rocketdyne) Newsweek, 2023
#1 Commercial Service Airport in Florida (Daytona Beach International Airport) Florida Department of Transportation, 2021

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