Commercial Drone Industry Opportunities For Drone Pilots

///Commercial Drone Industry Opportunities For Drone Pilots

Commercial Drone Industry Opportunities For Drone Pilots

Internet 2015 Trend Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB)

Internet 2015 Trend Report

If you love your drone, then it’s reasonable that you’ve considered a career in the drone industry. Why wouldn’t you want to turn your favorite hobby into a real career? You could be earning up to six figures.

Unsure what you’d like to specialize in, according to the Internet 2015 Trend Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB), here is the current industry breakdown:

  • Aerial Photography and Cinematography – 31%
  • Industrial/Utility – 22%
  • Aerial Surveying – 14%
  • Precision Agriculture – 13%
  • Construction – 5%
  • Miscellaneous – 6%
  • Education/Training – 7%
  • Insurance – 2 %

If this breakdown doesn’t match your expectations, consider that many industry projections show explosive growth in precision agriculture. That being said, the list provided by KPCB is far from comprehensive, so if nothing has spoken to you yet, here are just a few more areas drones will be making an impact:

  • Delivery/Transportation
  • Search and Rescue
  • Oil and gas exploration and safety
  • Entertainment

What’s even more exciting for potential commercial drone operators is that new and exciting commercial drone uses are being created daily. Who knows what new career opportunities will be created tomorrow?

At Drone Universities, we offer a complete suite of drone college courses. Regardless of your skill level, we have the course you need to reach your career goals. We even offer Light-sport Aircraft (LSA) certification and free Section 333 Exemptions for qualifying graduates. Based in La Jolla, California we offers education at our Section 333 exempt drone training field and on rotating schedule at different cities across the US.

By |2017-08-31T15:24:13-08:00October 4th, 2015|Drone Careers, Drones|Comments Off on Commercial Drone Industry Opportunities For Drone Pilots

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