Aviation and Hospitality Management
The aviation sector is one of the hot career fields that a student can pursue after 12th standard. The aviation industry is one of the rapidly growing industries in India and has got vast job opportunities in various fields like pilot, aircraft maintenance engineer, cabin crew, air-hostess/flight steward and ground duty staff. The aviation industry is still one of the best paid industries and offers a challenging and rewarding career to an individual.
If flying high in the sky is your childhood dream, and only “Sky’s is your limit” and if you’re passionate about being a pilot then this field can offer you lots of opportunities. If you are 12th passed students and looking for a career in aviation industry, then you have to choose a course based upon your qualification.
Which course to choose?
There are various courses and job profiles in the aviation industry. It depends on your interest and academic qualification, the students of any stream (science, commerce and arts) can be a part of aviation industry. The major courses and their eligibility criteria are given below:
Aircraft pilot are the commercial pilots. This is one of the most renowned designations in the aviation sector. But only student with physics and math’s in 10+2 are eligible for this course. There are many private and government sponsored schools which charge a huge amount of money for obtaining a CPL. The total cost in the private school is 1600000 to 2200000.
After the completion of the course there are many government and private airlines, in which an aspirant can work some of the popular domestic airlines include, jet airways, sahara, air deccan. The other international airlines include British airways; air Canada, united airlines, virgin atlantic. The salary or remuneration in this field could be very attractive as a junior pilot can start anywhere between 5000 to 75000 per month after some years of flying experience one can go up to 200000 to 300000 per month. Apart from this a person gets fair chances to travel to the various places.
Air Hostess/Flight Steward:
The air-hostess/flight steward are responsible for comfortable and safe journey of passengers in the aircraft, their job may include giving safety instructions, serving refreshments and foods, providing first aid to the passengers who fells sick. If you are interested in serving the people with smile and love the hospitality job, then this career will suit you the best. There are many companies in India which provide one year course in Air-hostess/flight steward, any student can go for this course after 10+2 provided you are having good communication skills and pleasing personality.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer:
They are responsible for maintenance and ensuring safety in the aircraft and assure that the aircraft is ready to take-off. This is one of the great career options for the science student who have passed class 12th with physics, chemistry and math’s. To become an aircraft maintenance engineer, a person either having a degree in aeronautical engineering or a 3 yr diploma in aircraft maintenance. The salary of these engineers can be very good, for a fresher it could be 30000 to 50000 per month.
Ground Duty Staff:
Ground duty staffs are those people who works are associated with the aviation industry but they work in the airports the job profiles may include flight instructors, flight dispatchers, and aviation doctors. The remuneration depends upon their job profiles and experience.
Some of the courses in the field of Aviation are listed here:
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Aviation
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Aviation Operations
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Aviation
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Aviation Technology and Pilot Studies
- Master of Science (M.Sc) in Aviation
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Aviation Management
Career Scope in Aviation industry
The aviation sector is emerging at a rapid rate with more and more foreign companies are expanding their fleet in India. There is a consistent demand of skilled pilots, aircraft engineer and air-hostess in this industry.
Hospitality Management is a great career field especially, if you are interested in cooking and serving peoples. The hospitality industries are always been one of the most job oriented industries. If you are interested in this field than you can join various courses like diploma courses, degree courses, and certificate courses after 12th. There is a huge demand of hotel management professionals in both India and abroad. There are many hotel and restaurants chains which hires the student directly after the completion of the course. The major recruiters in the hotel industry include oberoi hotel, Taj hotel, and Hilton group.
The student who wants to enter in this field must pass the class 12th exams with any discipline having English is a mandatory subject. The students have to pass NCHMCT JEE in order to take admission in to various top colleges of the country.
After completing your 12th standard if you want to enter the hospitality industry, than you can choose various courses, these may be certificate courses, diploma courses or degree courses. The major courses in the hospitality sector include:
- Six months certificate course
- One year diploma course
- 3 year degree course
After completing the course, the students are directly recruited by the big hotel chains. There is a great demand of skilled professionals in this industry. The student who are having good communication skills and who can adapt themselves to the challenging role, they have got good chances of getting hired by the top hotel companies.
After completing the course, there are many hotel companies and restaurants chains which offer a handsome package to the deserving student, some of them include:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Wyndham Hotels Group (WHG)
Hilton Hotels Corporation
The Salary in this field depend upon the employer and your post and experience, if you are working as a front office manager then you may get salary up to 100000 per month in India. In abroad the salary is generally higher for a chef it may be around $2000 to $4000 per month and for a front office manager it could be $4000 to $6000 per month.
Books & Study Materials
Some popular books of Aviation and Hospitality Management are given here:
Global Aviation And Hospitality Management by Gagandeep Singh
Aviation Hospitality Management by Ravi Sharma
Flight: The Complete History by R.G. Grant
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