Contract Work vs. Full Time Work as an Aviation Mechanic

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With lots of jobs out there in the aviation industry, you may be wondering about the pros and cons of contract work vs. full-time work at Strom Aviation. Here's a little bit of information about both options so you can choose the jobs that work best for your lifestyle. 

The Benefits of Contract Work in Aviation

Contract work as an aviation mechanic has many benefits. The short-term length of the contract allows you to "shop companies" before committing to a company permanently. You can see how you fit in the work environment and living in that location. Contracts give you the chance to travel all over the country if you want to live somewhere and experience a variety of work skills and environments.

When you try new experiences you can build your resume and work yourself up the ladder to a higher paying position. You usually get a lot of flexibility on your work hours and you get to network with new aviation contacts at the same time. Those contacts get to know you as well and are great resources for recommendations. It's a win-win situation all the way around. 

The Benefits of Full-Time or Direct Hires

On the other hand, you may be looking for a permanent position that has better healthcare and retirement benefits. You may be looking for more stability and want to stay in the same place for a long period of time. If you have a family, this is a great option because your children can go to the same schools and you can all benefit from relationships with their teachers and friends. 

Working directly for an aviation company gives you the opportunity to establish a great reputation with your employer. You can develop mentors within the company which will help you grow in your career. 

Whichever option you prefer, Strom Aviation has lots of opportunities to suit your needs. Reach out to your recruiter regularly, even when you have a job, so you can benefit from your relationship with them.