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4. Pilots & Flight Instructors
Median Salary: $ 79,997
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +28%
Total Employees: 15,100
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +5%
Air pilots provide a variety of services from air transportation to crop spraying, aerial surveying and bush flying. Flight engineers, who handle inspection, troubleshooting and maintenance of aircraft, are also included in this category. Pilots must be licenced to fly specific types of aircraft and flight engineers need a license issued by Transport Canada. Be aware: although many people apply to flying schools, very few get in.