The Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Flight Dispatching Employment

With over 65 years of flight dispatcher training excellence, the FAA accredited aircraft dispatching school, Sheffield School of Aeronautics, is aware that having a job in the aviation industry provides job security and well-paying careers. At our aircraft dispatcher school we not only train our graduates, but actively assist them in their job search. If you have recently graduated from a flight dispatcher school, such as the Sheffield School of Aeronautics, and you are not sure where to start, we have compiled a list of some do’s and don’ts to help point you in the right direction.

Do keep your goals in mind.

While there are many service-related jobs that do not require an education or any FAA regulated courses and licenses, such as ticket agents and janitorial staff, you need to keep your true goals in mind. These types of aviation jobs do not offer any job security and they do not pay as high as careers as flight dispatchers.

Don’t go into your first job unprepared.

There are some flight dispatcher positions that provide with you with on-the-job training. These programs, however, start you at a much lower pay rate even though you are performing much of the same work that the higher paid, and more experienced workers do. You should attain all of your aircraft dispatcher certifications before you apply for the job and enjoy a paycheck that reflects your skills. Sheffield School of Aeronautics prepares you in every aspect for a career in flight dispatching.

Do understand the flight dispatcher flight requirements.

The FAA has a set of regulations that will need to be met through flight dispatcher courses, exams, and licenses. Make sure you are aware of and fulfill all of them.

Don’t try to wing it.

There is no substitute for an education, especially one from the world’s oldest and most reputable flight dispatcher school. Flight dispatcher programs are generally affordable, short in duration, and provide an enormous return on investment.

Do follow through with your plans.

Master your education, job, and whatever task you undertake in efforts to receive your FAA flight dispatcher license. Stick to your plans and maintain the motivation you set out with. There are always opportunities for advancement, but only for those who seize those opportunities.

Don’t settle.

You may find that before you fulfill your dream of becoming a flight dispatcher, you may have to take on a labor intensive, low paying and uninspiring job. Don’t give up hope and settle into a position that you don’t really want. See every job before becoming a flight dispatcher as more than just a paycheck. Treat each position as a stepping stone to fulfilling your dreams.

Do commit yourself to continuing education.

No matter how much you think you know about life as a flight dispatcher, the aviation industry is always changing, and there is always more to learn. Technology moves very fast, and those who want to keep up quickly find out that the learning never ends. Never pass on the opportunity to go back to your flight dispatcher school in order to keep up with the latest trends or achieve new flight dispatcher certifications.

Don’t ever give up.

A career in flight dispatching is going to require perseverance. You will be tested and tried often early on, but if you make a commitment in your new flight dispatcher career, the aviation industry can be one of the best decisions you have ever made.

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