The Boeing Market Outlook is one of many sources forecasting a high demand for pilots in the coming years. Their estimate is backed by many other sources such as Airbus and ICAO, which means that the outlook for pilot jobs in the future is looking better than ever before.
By looking back in time, we can also determine that the aviation industry has been resilient and growing in spite of its many challenges. Global financial crisis, wars, oil crisis, and terrorist attacks are some of the external threats that airlines have been faced with in past decades. Nonetheless, air travel has been doubling every 15 years as measured by Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK's) and with the global population on its way towards eight billion(!)