Work on the internal systems of aircraft, including radar, radio, navigation and more. Skills can be applied to both civilian and military settings.

Make a Difference

A Typical Day

  • Test and troubleshoot instruments, components, and assemblies.
  • Keep records of maintenance and repair work.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace malfunctioning components or assemblies.
  • Install electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft.
  • Set up and operate ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight tests of electrical and electronic systems.

Recommended Credentials

Post-secondary certificate or Associate’s degree

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.


Northwest Lower Michigan


Northwestern Michigan College

Aviation Degrees and Certificates

Elsewhere in Michigan


Avionics Maintenance Technician - 

Western Michigan University

Explore This Career

Try it before you buy it!

To see if this is right for you, try spending some time around planes. There are several flying groups in the area that you can visit and talk with other people in the field.

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Once you turn 16, you can start working towards becoming a pilot, and gain hands-on experience with planes.

Pathway 2

Attend a 2-year program to get the credentials you need!  NMC offers an Aviation Degree as well as certificate programs.


Pathway 3

Sample Employers in Our Region

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Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.


Sample Job Titles...

Aircraft Electrical Systems Specialist, Aircraft Technician, Aviation Electrical Technician, Aviation Electronics Technician, Avionics Electronics Technician


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10-Year Job Growth Projections

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In 2021 (Michigan)

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