Where A&D Hires New Grads and More

Real median wages for U.S. aircraft mechanics plummeted nearly 8% in 2020, after increasing about 1% annually since 2000.

Aviation Week’s annual listing of top schools is unlike other university rating programs.

Rather than ask faculty to rate one another’s institutions or try to smooth out disparate data, Aviation Week asks the people hiring the university’s graduates to identify the best of the best in terms of critical skills required for the industry’s complex technologies, where they hire the highest number of graduates, and where they invest for research and development. 


For over 20 years, Aviation Week Network has conducted a workforce study to help organizations answer some basic questions about the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry's ability to meet ever-changing customer requirements.


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