Drone Repair Technicians


Employment Prospects


Drone repair technicians are employed by technology companies, manufacturing groups, various branches of the military, transportation agencies, commercial groups, and drone service shops. There are nearly 137,000 aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians employed in the United States, some of whom are drone repair technicians.

Starting Out

Many drone repair technicians get started in their careers through an internship or part-time job in a company that offers drone repair and maintenance services and products. They find jobs through their school's career services office, through Web sites such as the Drone Training Headquarters (https://dronetraininghq.com), and by searching job listings online and contacting companies directly.

Advancement Prospects

Drone repair technicians with four or more years of experience may advance to become senior drone repair technicians or supervisors. They manage more complex projects and oversee the work of other technicians, ensuring that company and industry standards are met and the repairs or maintenance work is completed according to schedule and budget. Some technicians advance by earning an advanced degree. Others become teachers at colleges and universities and vocational-technical schools.

Tips for Entry

Learn more about schools that offer education programs for drone technicians, engineers, and related professions by visiting the Drone Training Headquarters Web site, https://dronetraininghq.com.

Search for job openings at the following Web sites: 

  • https://dronetraininghq.com/uav-jobs
  • https://www.indeed.com/q-Drone-jobs.html

Learn more about unmanned aircraft systems and keep up with drone news and regulations by visiting the Federal Aviation Administration's Web site, https://www.faa.gov/uas.

Attend a conference focused on drone-related topics to meet others who share your interest and find out about the latest developments and issues in the field. Find upcoming events at Web sites such as http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/events.