Fields of Study
Pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, aeronautics professionals, unmanned aircraft operators — all essential positions as the world continues to connect through the miracle of flight.
Since its beginning in 1926, Embry-Riddle has been providing the world with aviation personnel, one student at a time. A pioneer in aviation education, Embry-Riddle continues to be the most highly regarded institution dedicated to the field.
It is the nation’s largest, oldest, and most comprehensive aeronautical university. When you enroll in an aviation-related degree program here, you can be assured that you will study within a curriculum that is at the forefront of the industry’s developments and demands for the future.
Embry-Riddle sets the standards for aviation education, is involved with the formulation of national and international policy related to aviation, and remains the nexus of aviation education.
Flight students begin their one-on-one training within their first few days as a student. A professional demeanor is demanded from the moment they climb into their “classroom in the sky.”
Air traffic management students display optimum precision and professionalism and excel in the required post-graduation training provided at the FAA Academy.
Every student in an aviation curriculum benefits from hands-on learning in new, expertly maintained aircraft equipped with glass cockpits, labs that replicate the nation’s airspace, state-of-the-art maintenance and avionics repair facilities, and unrivaled aviation simulation centers.
Students who want the best in aviation education choose the world’s best Aviation and Aerospace University.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment categories in support of air transportation are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022.
Increasing global security threats require additional personnel in aviation security. And as unmanned aviation expands, demand for professionals will be on the rise. It’s clear that opportunities abound in the flight industry.
As the number of daily flights throughout the world increases, the need for educated and trained personnel expands in every facet of aviation. This is a growth sector in an age when many sectors of the world’s economies are shrinking or shifting. Civilization has become mobile and there is no expectation for that to decrease.
A degree is an essential steppingstone to reach your aviation-related career goals. As the university of aviation/aerospace, Embry-Riddle is positioned to connect you to its network of leading corporate aviation companies, as well as to the major and regional air carriers throughout the world.
85% of U.S. air traffic controllers will be eligible for retirement in the next decade.
That’s about 14,000 open positions!
It is estimated that there are approximately 40,000 Embry-Riddle alumni working globally who recognize the value you will bring having earned your education from ERAU.