Just as in any other industry, the aviation industry provides no guarantees. However, if we take Boeing's Pilot and Technician Outlook into account, it is hard not to be positive about the hiring situation for pilots in the next two decades.
So what is the Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook? Well, Boeing has been publishing their analysis since the mid 60's, where they forecast the demand for pilots, technicians and other resources required by the aviation industry to make the wheels turn.
In other words, they know a thing or two that can be important for someone who wants a job as a pilot.
The analysis has also been reiterated in several esteemed publications around the world. Here is a few examples for your reading pleasure:
In addition to the information above, OSMAA has received information from its airline partners that retirement in the coming years will add to the need for new pilots. SAS and Norwegian estimate a need for hiring 50 to 250 pilots yearly in the foreseeable future. And even though automation has come far in recent years, there is still a long way to go until pilots are not needed in the cockpit anymore.
Check out this infographic for some uplifting facts about the recruitment drive in the aviation industry today:
Becoming a professional pilot requires a high level of dedication and is a decision that is not to be taken lightly. Want to make sure that you are making an informed decision? Check out the 2016 OSMAA Market Outlook below!