Every day you hear a Wellness Shot, information you might be able to use in your life. This morning’s is for you if you are a student taking math and science classes, or if you’re a parent with a student taking math and science classes, and the question comes up, “Why do I need to know this stuff anyway??”
The answer is, because there’s lots of amazing jobs in this world where a basic knowledge of math and science is necessary! Take for example being an airplane mechanic. Topics covered in the two-year Aircraft Maintenance Technology program at City College of San Francisco include electrical systems, measuring systems, weight and balance, and scientific physical properties. This is all part of learning the technical skills to work in the aviation field.
It pays off too! According to salary.com a jet aircraft mechanic in the US typically earns somewhere between $75,000 and $96,000 a year!
To learn more about CCSF’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology program, go to www.ccsf.edu and search keyword aircraft to be directed to the department page. It’s good to look it over with your kids, so they can start to see real life uses all their math and science studying could be used for.
Shout out the attendee at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland who alerted me to this aviation career pathway by sharing with me details about his job working with the Goodyear Blimp!
It was a blast talking about MTV as part of the Rock On TV exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with my fellow original MTV VJs Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and (from remote location) Nina Blackwood. 38 years after MTV’s launch we still have a great time together.
Here's a photo of Mark Goodman, Me, and Alan Hunter (Photo Credit: Martha Quinn)