Jet Mechanic

Career: Jet Engine Mechanic

Jet Engine Mechanics are specialized mechanics who use math, physics and engineering skills to repair and replace aircraft engines. Many perform inspections of aircraft before take-off. This career requires a high school diploma and a certificate. To prepare for this career you might build models with moving parts, visit a museum that has a flight simulator, or create detailed diagrams of objects. Potential salary: $55,000/year.