In a recent CBS News article, “Drone degrees: Universities train students for future of flight,” written by Bigad Shaban, Bigad talks about the growing number of students who are now, post high school, pursuing a career in drones.
When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalizes the regulations on commercial drones, as it is expected to do by the end of 2015, an entirely new industry will develop. Experts say it could generate as much as $89 billion dollars over the next decade, as high-tech jobs are created in designing, manufacturing, operating and maintaining fleets of drones.
In anticipation of the day when commercial drones can roam the skies, engineering students in Nevada are trying to get a head start on jobs in the emerging field.
Orion Vazquez, 23, will be one of the first students to earn a “drone degree” from the University of Nevada when he graduates in May. He is an engineering student minoring in drone technology.
You don’t need to trek all the way to Nevada to pursue your drone education. At Drone Universities, we bring the drone university education to you. We offer a complete curriculum of drone operator courses in a number of major US cities. (You can always review our latest course schedule online.)
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