There are five fields of Aircraft Maintenance that you can choose from as your major. You can pick from these specializations:
Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
A mechanic in this field works closely with engine components after they are removed from an aircraft. The mechanic also conducts inspection, repair, and modification on the brakes, wheels, landing gears, propellers, and many more aircraft components.
Aircraft Maintenance (Structure)
This field involves maintaining and repairing the structure of an aircraft. Engineers in this field must know their ways with airframe, electrical components, components of different aircraft types, and many more. This is a highly hands-on field, so be prepared to handle plenty of hand and power tools.
Avionics are the electrical equipment found in aircraft. Pilots rely on aviation electronics like navigation, radio communication, and weather radar while flying. Engineers in this field design, build, and test these instruments to ensure the quality and safety of aircraft.
Aviation management is a constantly evolving field. Aviation managers are required to be skilled in both technical and management areas as they will coordinate changes in the field as a whole, ranging from aircraft manufacturing and maintenance to air traffic control.
Lives are at risk if an error occurs to a commercial plane that is flying. This field plays a huge role in ensuring that aircraft could operate safely to prevent injury and loss through inspection and maintenance. Aviation safety involves many other professionals within the field such as aerospace designers, operations research analysts, aircraft maintenance engineers, and technicians.