Occupation Title: Airfield Operations Specialists
Description: Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 53-2022
Sample Job Titles: Airport Operations Specialist, Airport Operations Officer, Airport Operations Supervisor, Airport Operations Manager, Airport Operations Coordinator, Operations Manager, Air Field Operations Superintendent, Airport Manager, Flight Follower, Operations Agent
Estimated Total Employment*
Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 3,200
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).
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